Every Sunday, Inspiration to Overcome posts a Bible verse and accompanying message with special meaning for people living with mental illness. You can search the complete collection below.
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|Scripture Number||Verse||Explanation/Devotion||Image||Original Post Date (yyyy/mm/dd)||Special Category|
|#5||"Why am I discouraged?|
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again—
my Savior and my God!"
—Psalms 42:11 NLT
|Is there anyone or anything more worthy of your hope?||2017/08/27|
|#4||"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."|
—James 1:2-4 NIV
|Sometimes God allows our faith to be tested so that we may grow in endurance and wisdom.||2017/07/30|
|#3||"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." |
—1 John 4:18 NIV
|People who do not have God's perfect love have reason to fear, but always remember that there is no condemnation for those who walk in the light of Christ.||2017/03/05|
|#2||"This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him." |
—Psalm 91:2 NLT
|You can look in many earthly places for safety and comfort: fortresses, relationships, treasures, control, human wisdom and understanding. You can avoid the situations that bother you and try endlessly to appease your agonizing thoughts and feelings by following them wherever they might lead, but these responses will only lead to a worsening of your condition. In this cruel world, there is no solace to be found that can completely erase the inescapable pain of being human, and there is no comfort to be found that will replace the long road ahead of you with mental illness. There is only acceptance in faith, and faith that there is a God in whom you can trust to guide you and strengthen you as you go about your journey to recovery, and to the eternal comfort waiting for you in Heaven.||2017/02/26|
|#1||"Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love." |
—1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT
|Always remember that you are loved. There is always hope for the one who has faith.||2016/11/20|