This is something the Lord has laid on my heart to share. I pray you will enjoy it and pass it on should it be of value to you or someone else experiencing a mental health struggle.
A MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY CREED
I am a child of God.
I am defined by who God says I am, not by my diagnosis.
I will seek to live my true purpose through relationship, dependance and trust in the Lord.
I will choose to care for myself to the best of my ability so I can be used for the greater good.
I will honestly open up my heart to others about my struggle and not allow fear of judgment or ridicule to keep me isolated.
I will choose to risk rejection, knowing the truth of my story builds confidence and hope in others who may be suffering in silence.
I will not be ashamed of my life, thinking I need to do more for acceptance.
I can remain still, knowing God is working all things together for His good and for His glory.
This emotional and physical pain is only temporary, I will choose to live now for eternity.
Lord, let me walk in the way that makes your path straight, for in you there is life abundantly, joy amidst the suffering and beauty for ashes. May You use this pain for your eternal glory and give me the boldness to courageously endure in the meantime. Amen