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What does the Bible say about Mental health? 5 Bible Verses for Better Mental Health

Mental health is an important part of our overall health and well-being. It can be affected by many factors, including genetics, environment, and individual lifestyle. Mental health problems can range from mild to severe and can impact a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. In this blogpost, we’ll share our best 5 bible verses for mental health with you.

The Bible’s position is clear on our mental health. In 3 John 1:2 (amplified version) that “Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed in all things and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” 

Why then, do we feel stressed out and in over our heads? Why do we sometimes battle depression and experience less than the “good health” that is God’s obvious desire for us? The answer to these will vary from person to person, but this timely message from Pastor Tolu Moody will help you, no matter what your mental health status is right now.

The 5 bible verses about mental health will also fill your mind with God’s love and guidance for your mental health.

What does the bible say about mental health? We’ve put together 5 spot-on verses that will help you to grab God’s promises for your mental health with both hands. We can find peace and healing for every mental health situation through the love and grace God communicates to us in his word.

5 Bible Verses About Mental Health

Here are five Bible verses that can offer support and encouragement to you and help you enjoy better mental health this season!

 1 Peter 5:7

“Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.”

This verse reminds us that God is always with us and that we can trust him with our worries. When we are feeling anxious, we can take comfort in knowing that God is in control. It is also very helpful to note that God actually commands us, in this verse, to cast our cares on Him. 

It’s not an option, it’s a command from God. So, every time worry tries to grab you by the throat, remember that God commands you to cast your anxieties (worries) on him. To do otherwise would be disobedience. So, throw it all on God – he can handle them all.

 2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.”

This verse tells us that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but rather a spirit of power, love, and self-control. When we are feeling afraid, we can remember that God is our strength and our refuge. 

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” 

In this verse, Jesus promises to give us his peace. This peace is not like the world’s peace, which can disappear like the wind. God’s peace is a deep and abiding peace that can help us to overcome our fears and worries. Listen to Soul Command from Sycamore Worship that reminds you to be still and let peace overcome your fears.

 Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

When we are struggling with anxiety, mood swings, depression or some other mental health challenge, it can be easy to feel like we are alone. However, this verse reminds us that God is close to those who are brokenhearted. 

At your most troubled, God is right there with you. He is your refuge and your strength, and he can help you to get in a better frame of mind and heal.

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

This verse is a powerful reminder that God has good plans for us. He wants to prosper us and give us hope for the future. When we are feeling hopeless, we can cling to this promise and know that God is working for our good.

So, if your mind tries to tell you that you don’t have what it takes, or you don’t have enough money in the bank or clothes to wear or food to eat, here’s what you can do: Remind your mind that God already has plans for you. Your today and tomorrow are fully sorted in God’s plans. 

Matter of fact, here’s a bonus bible verse for you. Matthew 6:26 says, “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?” 

Verse 31 says, “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 

Verse 33: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Read and think about these Bible verses for mental health and enjoy the support and encouragement they will give to you. 

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Written by: Adefunke Bolatito

Bolatito volunteers with the Content Team at Sycamore Church.

(Blogposts are creative expressions generously provided for Sycamore Church. The ideas and thoughts do not necessarily represent the position of Sycamore Church)

1 Comment

  • Onyi
    Posted April 1, 2024 at 1:03 pm

    Just felt relieved, thank you so much.

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