ive had a mental illness... most of my life.. im nw feeling very alone and islolated.. plus im confused and to be frank kinda im kinda of angry with god.. why did he chose me to think with such an intense amt of emotion..why wont prayer heal the constant thinking.. over thinking. why if ive been praying for last decade to not feel this way has it not gotten any better.. i guess IN some ways it has gotten better.. but in others it has gotten worse.. for example i knw god doesnt like jeolously but i struggle with it all the time. i hate being social!. feel very guilty abt the peoples feelings i have hurt.. i dont know.. i just knw that if god has a plan.. what is his plan with the mentally ill.. was anyone in the bible mentally ill?Answer Question
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I am so sorry that you are going though this. I am praying that the Lord brings you some relief and peace. There is a huge difference between demon possession and mental illness. The people in the Bible who had demons cast out were possessed, and not ill. There healing was spiritual.
People who have mental illness can be helped by medicine. People who are demon possessed cannot. It is wrong to assume it is just demonic, and not see a doctor. That is not to say that God can't heal you, because He can (sometimes He just uses a doctor).
Off the top of my head I remember that King Nebuchadnezzar was mentally ill. But the man of the Gadarenes (with the demons called Legion) was not; he was demon possessed. The demons begged Jesus to send them into the pigs -- mental illness is not being personified.
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