As a Christian, is it ok to not be ok?

Sometimes when folks are converted they get a perverted idea that it means they are no longer the same person physically as well as spiritually. They rely upon 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.{or creature] The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (ESV). They assume somehow that are their physical, mental and other “struggles” will magically disappear. Some cultish denominations even preach with enough faith that this is true. It is a LIE!

Our conversion only changes the Spiritual man, we are stuck with this corrupt body, and all its “struggles” until death or glorification. This time of year when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior can be especially challenging for those with emotional and mental health struggles.


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Just get over it!” Has anyone ever said that to you? Have you ever said it to yourself?

 It can be hard to admit that you’re struggling with something.  If you’re honest — at least with yourself — you might even be in a place where you can relate to statements like these:

You’ve been told — by others and/or yourself — that Christians should not have down days or seasons of emotional struggle, because that means you’re not living up to God’s expectations.

Your general demeanor and your social media posts show an “everything’s GREAT” face to the world. But if people knew what was going on in your heart below the surface.

Sure, you’ve had some challenges — maybe an alcoholic parent, or a miscarriage, or some other difficult time in your past. But you’re over that now and doing just fine. Right?

Today’s Focus on the Family® Broadcast is a special encore presentation of one of our most popular programs in 2021. Christian counselor Debra Fileta gives encouragement for honestly identifying our struggles and offers practical advice for bringing those deepest hurts to the One who offers true healing.

What to Do When You’re Not Okay (Part 1 of 2)

What to Do When You’re Not Okay (Part 2 of 2)


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