For the Christians with bipolar disorder

If you haven’t found it already, I’ve stumbled upon My Life with Bipolar Disorder written by Nancie Koo in Singapore. She’s a born again Christian who writes about her struggles but remains steadfast in her faith. I started my blog nearly two years ago in the hopes that I could provide encouragement and information to other Christians suffering from mental illness. It’s good to see that many blogs have come along since then to fill the void.

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4 Comments

  1. Cathy Vaught said,

    March 15, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Have you seen the book The Depression Advantage? It is about spiritual growth and the role that depression can play in it. The book looks at the lives of saints and how depression played a central role in their lives. They have a website at http://www.depressionadvantage.com and are including pastoral counseling as part of an integrated program. The also have introspection as one of the central tenets.

  2. Nancie said,

    March 16, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks, Marissa. I am glad we found one another πŸ™‚
    It’s a comfort and encouragement to know that God loves us dearly. In this life, we will meet with my trials, sicknesses and sufferings just like anyone else. But the difference is we have a God who cares for us and Who is working all things for our good, including our sufferings. Very often it is through our sufferings and pains, that we know God’s love and faithfulness in very real and personal ways. I trust, by the grace of God, He will enable me to continue to share with others His goodness and mercies, so that others too can see His love and come to enjoy it.
    Hope you have a blessed week πŸ™‚ Take care.
    In our Lord’s grace,
    Nancie

  3. mycateyes said,

    May 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Hi, my name is MaryAnne and I am a born again believer. I know I am saved by the grace of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. At this time I am going through difficulties in my life, but I remain in the word of God and in prayer “talking to the Lord”. I met a Christian on pal talk that comes from a legalistic back ground as I have. Him and his wife found a great church where they live, in another State. I was talking to him 3 days ago and he does not believe anyone who is in Christ can have chemical imbalances or anything that applies to mental illness. My doctor diagnosed me with, severe depression vs bipolar. Right now I feel shame and I don’t know if it is true. My heart is broken because I feel I am sinning against God. I am a very nervous person and I know a lot of it has to do with my up bringing. Also, my mood can change and when it does, it feels like I want to jump out of my own skin. I hate hate that side of me. I am on zoloft and klonopin, but I still am not right. At least not the way I should be. That is why my doctor wants me to have medicaid so he can give me the medication I need, because he wants to get me on the exact medication and it can be costly. Just to let you know, I am a 50 year old woman. I worked all my life up until 2 years ago. I applied for SSDI but was denied twice and I have binder and binder working on my case. I also am physically disabled too, that keeps me from working but again, I am waiting for the insurance card. The only source of income I have is my son’s father who passed away. “Death benefits”. That just about covers my rent. I get food stamps and I get help with my electric bill. I am so grateful to the Lord for what I receive. I am waiting for a medicaid card for at least 2 months because it has to go to Trenton to be denied or approved. I need to see my doctor tomorrow and it will cost me $70.00 to see him, and about $80.00 for my prescriptions. My sister has helped me in the past but I want so much to rely on the Lord. I would be talking to my sister and telling her my financial problems and may I say, she is not a rich woman herself, but she managed to help me. I think the Lord doesn’t want me to see the doctor because it is not right. And if I don’t go and not get my medication, I will start to go through withdrawals. I DO NOT abuse the klonopin but my body is immuned to it. I feel that the Lord is not pleased with me, yet I know that Jesus took all my sins to the cross and he made me righteous…all because of what he did.
    Maybe I don’t have enough faith? I am full of tears and cry to the Lord.
    I think of the verses… Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not on thy own understandings. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy paths. Another verse I try to lean on is…Be of good courage and he shall strengthen thy heart. Wait I say on the Lord.
    I am waiting and tomorrow is the day I need to see my doctor. What am I doing wrong. I have no one to talk to about this at all. I cry out to the Lord, then I think, maybe I have no faith or he wants me to stop seeing the doctor.
    PLEASE get back to me A.S.A.P
    Thank you and God bless
    MaryAnne

  4. onefryshort said,

    December 5, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Thank you for this blog


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