Dipo Adebayo
3 min readApr 15, 2022

God heals fractured minds

Sometimes our view of mental health illness is twisted.

You hear a person struggling with a mental difficulty say "I'm not crazy, why should I see a psychiatrist?"

That's like having typhoid and saying, "I'm not sick, why should I see a doctor?"

Yes, you're not crazy, but you're ill. And that's okay.

Physical illness attacks our bodies. Mental illness attacks our minds; it fractures them.

Like a shattered eye-glass, it distorts our perception of reality, and sometimes of ourselves.

Just as you wouldn't try to fix a damaged eye by yourself, it's the same way you may not be able to fix a damaged mind by yourself.

In trying and trying to fix it yourself, your mental health may get worse or you may cause yourself more harm- or you delay your recovery.

Sometimes you can't help yourself by your efforts alone. Sometimes you do need to get help.

Right now, talking to a therapist may be the bravest thing you can do.

Even if you wouldn't do it for yourself, do it for those you love and who care about you— your wife, your kids, parents, siblings, friends, etc.

In the words of a Christian rap artist, who battled seriously with depression and anxiety, "If you're struggling with your mental health don't just struggle in silence. Find a therapist, psychiatrist, counselor, psychologist, or doctor that God has gifted to help you process."

"The goal is health. Don't be ashamed and don't feel weak. Strength is the ability to admit you need help"- Lecrae.

You've tried very hard, you know you have tried- to fix your mind and your emotions, and yet the pain doesn't go away; you still feel depressed, anxious, unstable, tired, drained, and spent. Don't you think it's time to get help?

And yes, you may have tried seeking help a few times before, and it didn't go great, but don't stop trying.

There's someone out there God has designed to guide you on the path to recovery.

Yes, your mind is fractured, but it's not shattered. It can still be mended; it can still be made whole.

Open up the blinds of your soul and let the SUN light in. Reach out to the ONE who heals broken minds, and hearts (Psalm 32:18, Matthew 11:28)

And don't stop believing there will be light at the end of this tunnel.

God heals fractured minds.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28‭-‬29 NLT

Check out these scriptures (and the translations referenced) and commit them to memory— write them on your heart by regularly saying them: Mark 11:22-25 AMP Isaiah 53:5. 61:1-4 AMP. Psalm 42:5.

By speaking God’s word (Life) to our illness, or to whatever challenge we’re facing, we can access His Power and cause it to be removed.

And one last thing;

You Matter- in more ways than you'll ever know. And you are not alone. Never forget that.

Don't take my word for it, check out: Luke 12:6-7 TPT, MSG. Isaiah 43:1-4. Psalm 23. Hebrews 13:5-6 AMP


Do you need a resource where you can get useful insights on mental health, and generally on this experience called LIFE? Check out: docayomide.com

Will you want to speak with a counselor? Reach MANI- Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative on: https://project-covid.ng/get-help/


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Dipo Adebayo

I am a water engineer, softskills coach, writer & teen counselor. I write on hope and rising above shame, rejection, fear & failure. Follow on IG @dipoadebayo