This post first appeared in It's All In Your Head on September 2, 2013.
As a counselor, I have access to referral sites where I can direct others in times of crisis. However, none are as powerful as these "Holy Hotlines" I found posted on Facebook. I
included the verses to make this list more complete.
1 Peter 5:7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.
Isaiah 41:10 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.
Temptation Hotline:1 Corinthians 10:13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.
Doubt Hotline:Romans 10:7 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
Suicide Hotline:John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Sickness Hotline:Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
Depression Hotline:Psalms 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit.
Loneliness Hotline:Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
If none of the traditional "self-help" books seem to help, you can always turn to the ultimate self-help book. It's been around for a long time for a reason. It works.
IT IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD!