While most people might go to a counselor or therapist, it is not uncommon for the Christian to seek our their pastor when the counsel they desire is biblically centered and Godly.
Our church family can play a role in our spiritual self-care because God gifts us with people to talk to when:
-we come across a part of the Bible we are trying to understand
-we feel God is calling us to a certain task
-we need Godly counsel and prayer.
There is a reason Paul warned the early church to not neglect getting together as a body of believers (Hebrews 10:25). At church, we find connection, accountability, encouragement, and a group of people of like faith with whom we can share our burdens, receive godly counseling, and grow in faith together.
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.
One year Bible reading plan with Biblegateway.com links for each day’s passage from the Holman Christian Standard Bible or choose the version you prefer.