For you were like sheep being led astray, but you have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
1 Peter 2:25
Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental health disorders (National Institute of Mental Health), a rate that has increased significantly in recent decades both in society and among Christians, and nearly 1 in 2 individuals will experience mental illness in their lifetime. Mental health refers to the absence of mental illness and the well-being of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, reflecting the healthy function of our soul’s mind (Psa. 139:14), emotion (Deut. 6:5), and will (1 Chron. 22:19). The healthy functioning of our soul is essential for our Christian experience because our mind is needed to understand God’s Word, our emotion is needed to enjoy and love God, and our will is needed to turn to God and to our spirit. The Lord, Jesus Christ, cares for our soul as the Shepherd and Overseer of our soul (1 Pet. 2:25), restores our soul (Psa. 23:3), and gives our soul rest (Matt. 11:29). While His marvelous redemption and organic salvation are the ultimate solution to all the problems in man’s body, soul, and spirit (1 Thes. 5:23), in the course of our Christian life, we may encounter physical and psychological difficulties that can impair our spiritual condition and hinder our growth in Christ. As we must care for our physical health through proper diet, exercise, and sleep and respond to physical illness with the proper medical treatment, we must also properly care for our mental health and respond to mental illness with the proper psychological treatment. God’s Word charges us to put away any encumbrance, including mental health difficulties, to run the Christian race (Heb. 12:1). We are also encouraged to shepherd others who may struggle with psychological challenges as an aspect of building up the Body of Christ (Gal. 6:2). The purpose of this website is to provide personal, accessible, empathetic, nonjudgmental, current, and confidential mental health information, education, resources, and referrals in order to counter and reverse the suffering of the saints that have been victimized by Satan and to change many spiritual futures. We wish to provide help in such matters of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, abuse, and other related topics. We have labored to provide up-to-date topics from well-trained brothers and sisters and practical fellowship from the ministry and leading brothers. Our goal is for all of God’s children to have well-balanced tripartite beings for a proper human and overcoming Christian life.
This website is not a professional service website and does not in any way constitute mental health assessment or intervention. Please note that national resources are included due to their common use by mental health professionals, and some content may not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the authors of this website. We recognize that the resources provided by this website are currently limited to the United States, and we hope this will be expanded in the future. The verses quoted are from The Holy Bible Recovery Version and all the excerpts quoting Watchman Nee and Witness Lee are from publications copyrighted by Living Stream Ministry and are used by permission.