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.
When we are spiritually healthy, our central point of focus remains on God and not ourselves.
Being healthy spiritual can provide us with many benefits, such as better mood, less anxiety, less depression, fewer aches and illnesses, knowledge that God is in control of all things, a sense of purpose and meaning, provides a means of understanding suffering, provides connection with other people of faith, and helps our central point of focus remain on God rather than ourselves.
Verse of the Day: With the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. Romans 7:25
The quote above is from Part 16 of a blog series by Julia Bruce on Self-Care for people in ministry. Read the blogs here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part …