I have Major Depressive Disorder. It affects me every day. It kills my motivation, makes me tired all the time, and makes me hate myself and want to kill myself constantly. One thing I just can’t get passed is if there is a god, and s/he doesn’t makes mistakes, then why is there mental illness? It does not makes me stronger, and I know people who live there entire lives without ever getting better or learning from it. I get physical diseases because people have to die at some point, but why those of the mind?
|September 29, 2015 at 14:33|
I’ve struggled with that question, too, though with physical, chronic illness. The conclusion I have come to from studying the Bible is that God didn’t create illness, mental or physical. It is one of the ways that the world has been poisoned due to the fall.
|September 29, 2015 at 17:34|
I truly believe that oftentimes things like mental illness are used by the devil to make you doubt God and lose your motivation and passion for Him. Remember: God didn’t create evil. Evil is the absence of God. It’s just like the fact that darkness wasn’t created. It isn’t a tangible thing. Darkness is just the absence of light. What God will do, however, is work in you so that this can be a powerful part of your testimony. You can learn from it and so can others. You just have to let Him.
|October 2, 2015 at 01:02|
Then why is it that for the past four years everytime I pray I get nothing. I’ve never heard God “speak” to me like he does to people. When I ask for peace I get nothing. Even when I experienced a traumatic event I was alone.
|October 3, 2015 at 11:26|
Also, if the devil is responsible for mental illness, then does that mean that s/he/it is responsible for all genetic mutations? Do you look at a down-syndrome person and think “that’s Satan’s work”. I just don’t get it. Why do humans even have the capacity for chemical imbalances?
|October 5, 2015 at 21:27|
I’m so sorry for what you’re going through. I don’t think there’s a nice, easy answer to your question. What I can tell you is the reason we live in a less-than perfect world is because of sin. People have a capacity for chemical imbalances and disease because when Adam and Eve disobeyed God it allowed sin to enter the world.
As far as Satan….Well, I’m no expert on Satan, but I don’t think Satan is running around causing people to have Down Syndrome or even causing your problem. If he had that power, why wouldn’t he use it on everyone ? No, God disarmed Satan when Jesus sacrificed his life on the cross (Colossians 2:15)
Some Christians even believe “Satan” is merely the personification of evil. I don’t know if that’s true or not, I think that viewpoint wouldn’t really be compatible with some scripture verses, but I haven’t checked it out too well. What I do know is it’s good to think of things from different perspectives, since Thessalonians tells us to “test everything” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
Babe, I’m not sure how else to answer your question. I think it would be wise to not worry so much about why your struggling, and instead takes steps to overcome it, if you’re not already.
Who have you told, besides us? Have you spoken with your doctor? If it’s a chemical imbalance, you may need medication, and you probably need therapy.
FYI we are always here for you if you need to rant! And if you ever want to talk more privately you can email me. Adventuregirl2264@yahoo.com 🙂
Also, please remember to be gentle with yourself. I’ve struggled with pretty horrible depression in the past, and I would always beat myself up over the fact that I needed to sleep more than other people, or I couldn’t participate in things the way I wanted to, or I just wasn’t at the place in my life I wanted to be. It’s ok. I promise. You need to take care of yourself, don’t ever feel bad for doing this. If you’re not motivated to do something, that’s ok. If you don’t feel like you’re at the place in your life you should be, that’s ok. You’re not lazy, you’re pushing through a really difficult time.
Also, I promise–promise nothing is as horrible as it seems. Ok?
|October 6, 2015 at 16:52|
When sin entered the world, everything got twisted and broken. Things that God Designed was perverted due to the fall. Which means your mental illness is from sin, not yours but the sin that caused the fall. Sometimes we think God is not speaking but we may not be listening.
|October 22, 2015 at 05:55|
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