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John 16:33 says, "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." It's true. Even Christ-followers will experience trouble at some point. That's why your church family is here for you — through the good and not so good. We've curated the following resources to help you on your wellness journey.

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Week 1:  It's OK to not be OK

Week 2:  Depression

Week 3:  Suicide

Week 4:  Stress

Week 5:  Worry & Anxiety

Week 6:  Identity

Scripture


Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalms 23:4

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalms 34:18

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:5

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

2 Corinthians 5:17

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:27

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

Apps


Mental Health Apps - Pause

One Minute Pause

This app invites you into the simple practice of releasing everything to God, restoring your union with God and inviting him to fill you.

Download from Apple or Google Play

Mental Health Apps - YouVersion

YouVersion Bible

Listen to audio Bibles, follow reading plans, create prayers, study with friends, watch engaging videos, and more!

Download from Apple or Google Play

Mental Health Apps - Dwell

Dwell Audio Bible

Listen to the Bible, with 20+ different voice options and 12 different versions so far! You can read, fall asleep to God's word, meditate, memorize, and more!

Download from Apple or Google Play

Mental Health Apps - Abide

Abide

Fall asleep to bedtime stories based in the Bible or start your day with our daily meditations that will fuel your mind for the day ahead. Choose from our library of over 1500 Biblical meditations.

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Mental Health Apps - Lectio 365

Lectio 365

Tune into God’s presence and peace by slowing down, meditating on scripture, listening to God and praying for 10 minutes at the beginning and end of each day.

Download from Apple or Google Play

Music


Books


Get Out of Your Head

Are your thoughts holding you captive? I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t really love me. God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.

Holy Noticing

This book will teach you how to (1) become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and environment, (2) recognize Christ’s presence in the moment, and (3) reduce your stress by developing the ability to focus on God and people rather than tasks.

Winning the War in Your Mind

In this book, you will (1) learn how your brain works and see how to rewire it, (2) identify the lies your enemy wants you to believe, (3) recognize and short-circuit your mental triggers for destructive thinking, (4) see how prayer and praise will transform your mind, and (5) develop practices that allow God's thoughts to become your thoughts

Unhindered

Our hearts have worked hard to develop strategies to keep us protected from pain and disappointment. These strategies may have helped us get to where we are now, but without proper attention, they can keep our hearts hindered. When we get curious about the gaps in our lives and surrender the story of our hearts to God, we allow Him to rewrite the meaning of the experiences that have shaped us.

Forgive

If you do not forgive, resentment and vengeance begin to consume you. Forgiveness is an essential skill, a moral imperative, and a religious belief that cuts right to the core of what it means to be human. You will learn why forgiveness is so important and how to do it, explaining in detail the steps you need to take in order to move on without sacrificing justice or your humanity.

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

“Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.” Too often we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness, as a root of much evil. Learn to stay emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world.

Kill the Spider

Do you pray for guidance, ask for deliverance, and vow to do better, yet fail to progress? Carlos Whittaker shares personal material ranging from hilarious, self-deprecating stories to passion-filled wisdom to show others it's not enough to try to "stop sinning." He teaches that knocking out deep-rooted habits and issues comes by treating the issue, not just the symptoms.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Learn seven biblical, reality-tested steps to become emotionally mature: (1) become your authentic self, (2) break the power of the past, (3) let go of power and control, (4) surrender to your limits, (5) stop to breathe by practicing rest and Sabbath, (6) learn new skills to love well, and (7) love Christ above all else.

Questions? Contact us at questions@firstdecatur.org or call/text (217) 875-3350.