In today’s world many fears and anxieties can fill our minds and our thoughts, most especially with the added layer of living and surviving through a pandemic, but we must be rest assured that we have a Present Help.
Next Month is World Mental Health Day (October 10th), and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), this day was initiated ‘with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.‘
We are all glad for physical health during these times, however we must also safeguard over our mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Of recent I had been reading a lot on Psalm 46. It was credited to the sons of Korah written in commemoration of King David’s defeat of his surrounding enemies.
The first lines of the chapter are quite popular within Christian circles and states;
This means God is ready and available for us to run to as a refuge and He is able to grant us the external strength and internal wisdom we need to navigate troubling times. We sometimes battle the enemy within as well as the enemy outside. Even though “the earth be removed” and “the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea”, we are reminded that “The Lord of hosts is with us“.
Our minds can at times be a battlefield with all sorts of anxieties and worries directing our thoughts and informing our actions and behaviors but learning to lean on the truth of the word of God and using that to counteract the negative can truly help to retune our minds.
One of my favorite verses states;
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”Romans 12: 2 (NKJV)
The renewal of our minds is very important. Allowing words of truth to fill our minds rather than what the outside world says. Now, I do not mean we disregard all we are told, but rather we pass it through the filter of the word of God.Tweet
We should learn to “Be still, and know that He is God; He will be exalted among the nations, he will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10)
The end of Psalm 46 simply states;
Let us be rest assured that when our hearts are overwhelmed, we can go to a rock (an immovable, steady foundation) that is higher than us and that can help us, in the person of Jesus Christ.
Check out your local area for detailed info if it’s needed but you can also check out the WHO’s resources here.