Jesus Christ: our Mental Health

Jesus Christ: our Mental Health

I am convinced that the grief and loss felt when we abandon and ignore Jesus Christ is the root cause of most if not all of the mental health problems we see today, either directly or indirectly, either immediately or over generations, rejecting him is self-destructive.

Whether we believe in him or not we react subconsciously and emotionally…to the rejection and loss of him. There is an deep emptiness without him, without the one who made us, without the very reason that we exist, without our purpose. This emptiness, this abandonment, this aloneness is the beginning stages of death. I believe that Jesus Christ is far greater and more prevalent in the lives of every person than most realize.

We try to substitute him, some with families, some with the things he designed us to do in life, some try this with different medication but nothing can really substitute for him.

The “medications” we try are varied, prozac, marijuana, booze, sex, religion, but…it is him personally who we lose, loss of him is the source of our grief and pain. There is no adequate medication for that. We also grieve him and his grief we feel within.

Jesus Christ is himself our mental health. Surrendering to him is itself our peace, surrendering to him is itself our joy and surrendering to him is itself our love.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Jesus Christ in Matthew 11

The real skill is keeping the focus on him, keeping him central in all that we do. Jesus said to just come to him, just learn of him, just take upon yourself his yoke and we always find our light and easy rest.