Take care of your emotional life. In order to take care of your emotional life you will have to take stock of your thought life. The heart that thinks on what is untrue, ignoble, wrong, impure, unlovely, deplorable, inferior and disgraceful becomes toxic emotionally. When our hearts are turbulent we are vulnerable--vulnerable to making poor decisions that impact our physical health. We overeat, live a sedentary lifestyle and abuse drugs--all choices impacting the major indicators of heart health, i.e. blood pressure, body mass index, fasting blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
But, there is good news! We are His beloved daughters, seated with Him in the heavenly places and given the mind that is in Him our head. (Ephesians 2:6). Put on the Helmet of Salvation, that you may guard your heart (mind). (Ephesians 6:17). Read the book of Ephesians and be encouraged to battle in the strength of the Lord by this teaching on the Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer:
Also, prayerfully consider beginning Christ-centered counseling. You may begin your search by speaking to your local church leaders and or here: Christian Care Connect or Faithful Counseling.
Happy temple building!
Take care. Bless many.
Jeanette Bailey is a believer in Jesus Christ, who believes that health, wellness, healing and wholeness is obtainable with a Christ-centered and evidence based medically sound approach. Her life's mission is to help individuals, families and communities
Carolyn Sinclair McCalla is a daughter of God, with a passion for encouraging women to embrace the fullness of God's love for them in Jesus Christ. She leads the Be-Held Community: a group of women seeking, living and being transformed by the truth of God’s Word together. She is excited about this addition to the Be-Held Community, which will provide practical, sustainable, Christ-centered and well researched resources to support women in cultivating a life of holistic self-care: spirit, soul, and body.