So, this started as a personal blog. But after some time, I felt the Lord put it on my heart to turn it into a ministry as well. I’m going to keep the blog, though I have deleted all of the posts and am starting fresh.
So what is Happy in Him? A ministry and a blog, all in one. It’s mainly a writing ministry (ministry blog? Blog ministry? ha I don’t really know what to call it), but it also has a Facebook group (Click here to join the Facebook group!). It’s essentially a blog that’s meant to be encouraging and helpful to Christians with mental illness – one that has a Facebook support group attached to it. There. That’s exactly what it is.
The focus of the ministry is on mental health and happiness. Hence the name, Happy in Him. It’s not a teaching and preaching ministry, just a support one for Christians who are suffering inside.
Oh, I forgot. You’re probably wondering who I am. A little bit about me: I am an ex-drug addict, an ex-alcoholic, and a recovering mentally ill person. But these things don’t define me, because through Jesus Christ I am three years drug free, and a little over five months alcohol free, and getting better mentally every single day. My diagnosis is major depression by the way, with psychotic features (I hear voices and get delusions and wacky thoughts sometimes).
I have been a depression and mental illness sufferer for most of my life, and for years I’ve been in terrible emotional pain, without much relief. I have decided to gear this ministry toward freedom from depression and anxiety and generally emotional pain. I have the feeling it’s going to help me just as much as it helps anyone else.
I’m really trying to do this ministry from the heart. I did go to Bible college for a year, though I believe even if it was super interesting to study the Bible academically, the most helpful thing for my spiritual growth was simply reading my Bible myself and going to church and having Christian friends walking alongside me.
Anyway, the purpose of this ministry is to serve the brokenhearted, the anxious, the mentally ill, and anybody who is hurting, no matter why. I can say this to you right now: no one is beyond God’s ability to heal. No matter how many years it has been that you’ve been suffering, healing is possible.
I hope that this little online writing ministry blesses you, and if you’re tired of hurting, I pray right now for your healing. Thanks for stopping by, and may the rest of your days be filled with peace and joy.