Why there is more mental illness today is blamed on Monsanto, Global Warming, Racism, religions, Republicans, and “right wing” radio. But what is not pointed to for blame is the break-up of the home by divorce, the abandonment of children too young to cope with their shattered norms, the touchy-feely approach to training children, the stream of godless messages in movies and television, the nonsense theory of evolution, nor the rejection of God and morality.
What will make you go crazy is a world that swears there is no right or wrong but then threatens the livelihood of anyone who doesn’t agree with it. Try getting a job at a major university or state college if you are a 2nd Amendment #MAGA supporter. What will make you go crazy is preaching one thing but practicing another. Those rich sure burn a lot of fossil fuels to fuel their jet-set lives. They care for the life of the muskrat while insisting a baby in the womb is not a viable human life. They will defend the killing of that child as long as its beating heart is inside the mother’s womb.
The Bible says king Nebuchadnezzar went crazy and acted like an animal of the field for 7 periods of time. It was the judgment of God on him for being prideful and for not giving glory to the God. This will make you go crazy because it’s selfishness and it’s stealing by taking glory that doesn’t belong to you.
Something else that will make you go crazy is carrying burdens that you shouldn’t carry. Not enough people today know they need to put their cares in God’s hand. Too many people are abused. Women are raising their children without a man which places extra demands on her time and energy. You cannot burn the candle at both ends and stay sane.
We need to be happy and blessed in the Lord. Jesus said do not be anxious. He said to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these other needs will be taken care of. By worrying about tomorrow and fretting over yesterday, we sin, and this sin creates a certain amount of angst and despair. Jesus said just live today because it has enough troubles of its own. So if you are constantly living in the past or worrying about the future, you are going to increase tension and set your nerves on edge.
Paul said how to have the peace of God. Will you pray and do what Paul instructed?
“4 ℜ𝔢𝔧𝔬𝔦𝔠𝔢 𝔦𝔫 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔏𝔬𝔯𝔡 𝔞𝔩𝔴𝔞𝔶𝔰; 𝔞𝔤𝔞𝔦𝔫 ℑ 𝔴𝔦𝔩𝔩 𝔰𝔞𝔶, 𝔯𝔢𝔧𝔬𝔦𝔠𝔢! 5 𝔏𝔢𝔱 𝔶𝔬𝔲𝔯 𝔤𝔢𝔫𝔱𝔩𝔢 𝔰𝔭𝔦𝔯𝔦𝔱 𝔟𝔢 𝔨𝔫𝔬𝔴𝔫 𝔱𝔬 𝔞𝔩𝔩 𝔪𝔢𝔫. 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔏𝔬𝔯𝔡 𝔦𝔰 𝔫𝔢𝔞𝔯. 6 𝔅𝔢 𝔞𝔫𝔵𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰 𝔣𝔬𝔯 𝔫𝔬𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔤, 𝔟𝔲𝔱 𝔦𝔫 𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯𝔶𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔟𝔶 𝔭𝔯𝔞𝔶𝔢𝔯 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔰𝔲𝔭𝔭𝔩𝔦𝔠𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫 𝔴𝔦𝔱𝔥 𝔱𝔥𝔞𝔫𝔨𝔰𝔤𝔦𝔳𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔩𝔢𝔱 𝔶𝔬𝔲𝔯 𝔯𝔢𝔮𝔲𝔢𝔰𝔱𝔰 𝔟𝔢 𝔪𝔞𝔡𝔢 𝔨𝔫𝔬𝔴𝔫 𝔱𝔬 𝔊𝔬𝔡. 7 𝔄𝔫𝔡 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔭𝔢𝔞𝔠𝔢 𝔬𝔣 𝔊𝔬𝔡, 𝔴𝔥𝔦𝔠𝔥 𝔰𝔲𝔯𝔭𝔞𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔰 𝔞𝔩𝔩 𝔠𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔯𝔢𝔥𝔢𝔫𝔰𝔦𝔬𝔫, 𝔴𝔦𝔩𝔩 𝔤𝔲𝔞𝔯𝔡 𝔶𝔬𝔲𝔯 𝔥𝔢𝔞𝔯𝔱𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔶𝔬𝔲𝔯 𝔪𝔦𝔫𝔡𝔰 𝔦𝔫 ℭ𝔥𝔯𝔦𝔰𝔱 𝔍𝔢𝔰𝔲𝔰. 8 𝔉𝔦𝔫𝔞𝔩𝔩𝔶, 𝔟𝔯𝔢𝔱𝔥𝔯𝔢𝔫, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔱𝔯𝔲𝔢, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔥𝔬𝔫𝔬𝔯𝔞𝔟𝔩𝔢, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔯𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔭𝔲𝔯𝔢, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔩𝔬𝔳𝔢𝔩𝔶, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔤𝔬𝔬𝔡 𝔯𝔢𝔭𝔲𝔱𝔢, 𝔦𝔣 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔯𝔢 𝔦𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔶 𝔢𝔵𝔠𝔢𝔩𝔩𝔢𝔫𝔠𝔢 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔦𝔣 𝔞𝔫𝔶𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔱𝔥𝔶 𝔬𝔣 𝔭𝔯𝔞𝔦𝔰𝔢, 𝔡𝔴𝔢𝔩𝔩 𝔬𝔫 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔰𝔢 𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔤𝔰. 9 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔤𝔰 𝔶𝔬𝔲 𝔥𝔞𝔳𝔢 𝔩𝔢𝔞𝔯𝔫𝔢𝔡 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔯𝔢𝔠𝔢𝔦𝔳𝔢𝔡 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔥𝔢𝔞𝔯𝔡 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔰𝔢𝔢𝔫 𝔦𝔫 𝔪𝔢, 𝔭𝔯𝔞𝔠𝔱𝔦𝔠𝔢 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔰𝔢 𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔤𝔰, 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔊𝔬𝔡 𝔬𝔣 𝔭𝔢𝔞𝔠𝔢 𝔴𝔦𝔩𝔩 𝔟𝔢 𝔴𝔦𝔱𝔥 𝔶𝔬𝔲.” – Philippians 4
Will you pray about your worries and turn them over to God. Peter says to do so because “He cares for you.” The root of much “insanity” today is the failure to believe God. In James he says you are like a two-souled person, “double-minded”, if you pray but do not believe it, James 1. Do you believe God? Will you give thanks for the blessings you have and will you think on the things that are good? God’s perfect peace can be yours if you take God at His word.