Is the brain considered an organ of God's human creation?
Google says that the brain is an amazing three-pound organ that controls all functions of the body, interprets information from the outside world, and embodies the essence of the mind and soul. Intelligence, creativity, emotion, and memory are a few of the many things governed by the brain.
We understand that the brain is vital.
Mental illness is just like every other illness. It is the organ called the brain that is not functioning correctly.
So, why do we find it easy to pray for those who have cancer, or who have had surgery, but we look down upon those, or are intolerant of the ones who are battling or living with a brain illness? We don't have a problem praying for a tumored brain, but we shun the ones whose mind can't find balance.
Just like some illnesses are hereditary, brain illness can be, as well.
It is okay to see a medical doctor, but a psychiatrist, oh my, who would want to befriend anyone who has a sick brain?
A brain that is created differently is triggered, imbalanced, and often struggles to cope. People with a brain illness are very hesitant to let others be close to them because of how society treats the population.
As a Believer, we should love and care for those who are ill. We must be understanding—words spoken matter. We must pray for them just like anyone else. To do so, we must take the time to understand and educate ourselves about the illnesses of the brain. Mostly, we must love as Christ loves.
One in five people has a brain illness. Look around. If you don't know someone struggling, suffering, alone, needing a friend, why?
I am interested in your thoughts on this subject. Brain illness is a very dark hole for so many.
By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8