Hosted by Ellen Krause

Improving Mental Health Through the Psalms

Have you ever wondered how ancient Scriptures can support modern mental health? Our special guest, Rachel Schlesinger, shares her transformative journey of reading one Psalm a day, a practice she began in 2013.

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Improving Mental Health Through the Psalms w/ Rachel Schlesinger

Coffee and Bible Time | 7/11/2024

Have you ever wondered how ancient Scriptures can support modern mental health? Our special guest, Rachel Schlesinger, shares her transformative journey of reading one Psalm a day, a practice she began in 2013. She takes us through the profound impact of these sacred texts on her emotional well-being, highlighting themes like God’s enduring love, His control, and the importance of waiting. Rachel’s insights offer a valuable framework for anyone seeking comfort and guidance through life’s emotional challenges.

Finding serenity in today’s whirlwind of noise and activity is essential, yet often elusive. Reflecting on Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God,” Rachel discusses the critical need for intentional moments of quietness to reconnect with God’s presence. Practical steps, such as documenting insights about God, are shared to deepen our spiritual journey and lessen the stress and anxiety that come from our fast-paced lives. This segment highlights the necessity of stillness in truly hearing God’s voice amidst the chaos.

Ever considered the power of biblical journaling? Rachel and Ellen delve into how documenting spiritual experiences through the Psalms, Proverbs, and Ephesians can serve as a foundation for personal growth and resilience. They explore the life of David as a testament to the fact that perfection is not required to be loved by God. Through personal anecdotes, they reveal how specific Psalms, such as Psalm 84 and Psalm 23, have provided strength and comfort during challenging times. This episode encourages you to consistently show up in faith and embrace your ongoing relationship with God, no matter where you are in life.

Recommended Links & Rachel’s Favorites:

Psalms Devotional 
Sticky Note Set
Rachel’s Go-To Bible
Rachel’s Favorite Journaling Supplies
Rachel’s Favorite Post-It Tabs
Top-3 Tips for Putting God First Podcast w/ Rachel

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