Hannah Brenchner: Thoughts on Medication & Faith
“Taking medicine is a wise act of faith, not unfaith. It would not be wise to live by a supposed faith, and cast off the physician and his medicines, any more than to discharge the butcher, and the tailor, and expect to be fed and clothed by faith,”
This one breaks my heart.
I shared a few months ago about how someone came into my DMs and told me I wasn’t living in the full power of God because I take medication
for my depression. That she had depression herself and God instantly healed her. That, if I just had more faith, I would be healed.
Sadly, she isn’t the first person to say this to me and I doubt she’ll be the last. We say these harmful, damaging things all the
I believe God is a big-time healer. I believe some people can be healed in an instant and I’m excited for you if that is
However, I think we do so much harm to people looking to God for a miracle when we tell it’s on us— and us expanding our
faith— to produce that miracle.
I wish I could invite that girl who sent me the message onto the floor of my childhood bedroom throughout those months of
fighting depression so she could see the desperation in the prayers I prayed to God...READ MORE