A wonderful reflection from JD on the faithfulness of God through the trials of anxiety and mental illness. It reminded of a Scripture verse that has been an encouragement to me when my mind is burdened…the Apostle Paul writing to Timothy ” for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control”. (2 Timothy 1:7, ESV)
“But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was brought down from his kingly throne, and his glory was taken from him. He was driven from among the children of mankind, and his mind was made like that of a beast, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys, He was fed grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, until he knew that the Most High God rules the kingdom of mankind and sets over it whom he will. Daniel 5:20-21
I was recently watching a commercial for the Wounded Warrior Project. The warrior they were highlighting had suffered a severe head injury. Mentally, he is no longer the man his wife married. He was expending tremendous effort to learn basic motor skills that a few years earlier had taken no thought.
However, the damage to this soldier’s brain…
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