Trusting and Waiting on God Equals Good Mental Health!
Prayer is probably the most effective self-care tool that I have. When all else fails, I know that talking to God and giving it over to Him works far better than anything else. I'm sure that many of you feel that way and are nodding your head and saying, "Amen," as you read it. However, I'm sure that those of you who are nodding are also guilty of praying and not truly trusting God and are not really turning your situation over to Him.
When we pray and continue to grab hold of the problem or situation, we are met with increasing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression and we often can't figure why. It is because although we have prayed about it we still want to control it and predict the outcome and become impatient waiting on the desired outcome. When this happens we move God out of the way and do not give Him an opportunity to do what we have prayed and asked Him to do!
The more we pray and don't let go, the more our need for control breeds anxiety and when things are not moving as fast or like we want them to, then the anxiety breeds depression. We must be mindful that there is joy in the process, there are lessons to be learned in the waiting, and that wisdom and reward and birthed out of both. When was the last time you prayed about something and you truly trusted and believed God in the waiting? This takes true faith and discipline and is necessary to reap the harvest. God is not asking for us to be perfect, but he is asking for us to obedient and have faith. Remember that the more you trust God, His process, and His timing, the more peace you will have. God will give you peace that will surpass all understanding. Doesn't that sound like good mental health to you? #MJConsistencyChallenge #MJConsistencyPays