As we continue to prioritize the importance of mental health, we know that one of the most helpful steps is to dive into quality resources. We’ve pulled together 10 LCBC messages that will give insight, encouragement, and direction when it comes to intersecting our faith with our mental health.
Many of us have low-grade anxiety over things that we just want to ignore, but what happens when your mental alarm bells are going off for no reason? Instead of letting anxiety dictate your thoughts, learn how to guide your thinking by facing your fears and listening to the truth of God's word.
When we're in the space between what we hope God will do and what he actually does, it can be easy to fall into fear and anxiety. But our God has a plan–and the meantime is when we can lean on what we know is true about his plan for us.
We cannot defeat what we won’t define. When we have the tools to identify negative thought patterns in our lives, we can take steps forward towards replacing them with thoughts that are true, helpful, and kind.
Depression and anxiety are becoming more and more common in our society, and knowing how to navigate mental health in ourselves and others can be especially crucial. God knows our struggles even better than we do, and he knows how to walk through them with us if we’re willing to reach out.
What do you do when your negative soundtracks lead to depression, and a sense of darkness settles in over your thoughts? How do we help the people we love when their soundtracks have crossed the line and thrown them into mental health struggles? Let's debunk some of the biggest myths about depression and learn how to move toward hope and healing.
The Shame Cycle | God Knows Your Story & He’s Not Mad
We've all experienced shame in our lives. But the reality is that God isn't the one keeping us in the shame cycle—we are. And when we fully realize that he isn't mad at us, we can accept that he's madly in love with us.
Our lives move in the direction of our most frequent thoughts. We tend to think of our thoughts as things that just happen to us, but the truth is we have incredible power over them.
The holidays can be stressful for a lot of reasons, but adding to that stress can be the anxiety that creeps up in us that time of year. Anxiety is the most common mood disorder out there—so how do we combat the burden of carrying it around with us?
Fear has a way of sneaking into our lives and roaring like a lion, causing us to freeze or freak out. You don't have to live as a helpless victim to fear any longer! We're talking about how to expose the lies of fear and fight back with God's truth in our final message of Soundtracks.
When we find ourselves prone to anxiety and anguish, we identify with the lies more than the truth. But God is in our corner, and when we take small, righteous steps, we can know that we are inside of his will. And when we put on the full armour of God, we can be prepared for the battle.
For more information on mental health, check out our Mental Health Resources or feel free to start the conversation with us about mental health.