Wellspring’s Verse of the Day: 2 Thessalonians 3:3. But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen and guard you from the evil one.
Our emotional-self benefits from spiritual self-care with less stress, anxiety, and depression as we release our cares and concerns to the One who is in control of the universe and who has good plans for us.
As we pray, study God’s Word, and sing praise songs, our anxiety, stress, and depression levels are lowered because our focus is on Christ who is always in control of our circumstances rather than focusing on our problems and difficulties.
Drs. Mueller, Plevak, and Rummans reported in an article for Mayo Clinic that in nearly 350 studies of physical health and 850 studies of mental health that have used religious and spiritual variable found that people who were involved in a religion had better health outcomes, including greater longevity, coping skills, health-related quality of life (even after terminal illness), and less anxiety, depression, and suicide.
Dr. Emma Seppala, Ph.D., reported on Psychology Today that people who practice spiritual self care are more likely to be “very happy,” have a longer life, have lower risks of depression and suicide, are more resilient, are more faithful in relationships, have happier children, and are more satisfied with their family life.