After I finished my freshman year of college, I got saved at a Christian church here. I went out and got a little pocket Bible so I could read the Word where ever I was. Well, I was taking this psychology class in summer school and got really bored so I open up the Word. I don’t think that this was more than two or three weeks after I got saved.
Anyway, so here I am sitting and reading the Word and I “just happen” to be in Colossians and I read Chapter 2 verses 8-10:
“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and EMPTY deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the God head bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” (Colossians 2:8-10)
Needless to say, I packed up my bag and left in the middle of class, ran
and showed my friend who was waiting for me what the Lord had shown me. You see, I had been seeing shrinks, therapists, since I was in the 5th grade. I had been on every anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drug imaginable. I had been going to AA, ACOA, Alateen and had been indoctrinated with the idea that I could never fully “recover” from alcoholism, abuse etc. and that I would always be “recovering”. What a ton of lies!!!! I was so excited by what the Lord showed me that I didn’t go back to that class and only went to take the tests.
How wonderful it was (and is) to be liberated from man’s philosophies and ideas. And how sad it would be if I expected God to bless my flesh’s efforts of doing steps and utilizing humanistic exercises and ideas to better myself when all His power is available in Himself. Why on earth do I need to pay a counselor?
How awesome it was to be liberated into Him in this area!!! He is so worthy of praise!!! Only he could heal me!! How awesome!!!I have yet to find any reference, however vague or on point, in the Bible to back up so called “Christian psychology.”
Anyway, two weeks later, I felt that He really wanted me to go off of the Paxil I was taking. He told me to rely on Him and not meds to make me whole. So I did and I had the people at my Home Fellowship pray for me. I met such wonderful people there, one woman in particular who is a close friend to this day. I was in pain for a week but it was very much worth it. He was so faithful. There is this really good Bible Study book called Lord Heal My Hurts by Kay Arthur that is really awesome. Anyway, that is my testimony. That is part of HIS work in me. What an awesome way for the body to come together in His love and “Be kind” to one another. To Him be the glory. God bless and Maranatha!!!
Love in Him,
PS. As a footnote, I think that it would be prudent for me to note that I would never tell anyone to go off psychosomatic medication cold turkey like I did unless the Lord was leading them.
Note: Always consult with your health care provider before making any changes to your medications!