When people think of music and the Bible, Christian hymns are what probably come to mind first. There are hymns from the Bible in both the Old Testament and New Testament, but the most popular ones today were written long after biblical times. The lyrics, however, are inspired by and sometimes draw from biblical text.
Although the Bible doesn’t specifically speak of mental health or illness in so many words, it does portray mental health struggles and offer encouragement to those battling depression, anxiety, and more. Here’s a look at mental health in the Bible, and how Christians can be supported through emotional struggles.