a blog from our pastors and staff
There was a day, when people survived with a bit of knowledge on a number of things. They were not experts but if their car broke down or if they had a stomach ache, they had a basic idea of what to do. But somewhere along the way, our culture became a society of experts. I don’t even change the oil in my car anymore; I have the “expert” do it. Family doctors rarely perform basic surgery even though they have the training. We just don’t let people touch us or our stuff unless they have a lot of certificates, diplomas or degrees hanging on their wall.
We run to the doctor if our head hurts, we run to the counselor if our emotions are going crazy and we go to church if our soul needs a shot of joy. But here is the problem, those problems are often interrelated. Your doctor wants to know if you are depressed. Your counselor wants to know if you are feeling ok. God has a lot to say about your body and your emotions. I am not discouraging anyone from expert advice. I respect and recommend people see both doctors and counselors when needed. But please be careful not to assume that your headache has nothing to do with your soul or your depression has nothing to do with your body.
We must never put God in a box, even if it is a spiritual one. We are complex beings but we serve a big God. He wants to teach you about every corner of your life.