Mental illness was not medicated in biblical times. What began as an attack progressed to the dwelling of thoughts and retained in the heart as true. Take captive every thought that acknowledges itself above the knowledge of Christ. Arrest them. Seize them. Dwell upon the truth in His word alone then let them soak in. His words are healing to our bones and our soul.
You’ve taken account of my wanderings,
In a bottle You’ve placed my tears
You retain all of my ponderings
Where Love was exchanged for fears
You know the weakness I walk in
Your strength I receive when I praise
Your words are vows that are binding
They teach me Your thoughts and ways
Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled on me;
All day long the adversary oppresses and torments me.
My enemies have trampled upon me all day long,
For they are many who fight proudly against me.
When I am afraid,
I will put my trust and faith in You.
In God, whose word I praise;
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not fear.
What can mere man do to me?
All day long they twist my words and say hurtful things;
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
They attack, they hide and lurk,
They watch my steps,
As they have [expectantly] waited to take my life.
Cast them out because of their wickedness.
In anger bring down the peoples, O God!
You have taken account of my wanderings;
Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not recorded in Your book?
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call;
This I know, that God is for me.
In God, whose word I praise,
In the Lord, whose word I praise,
In God have I put my trust and confident reliance;
I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
Your vows are binding upon me, O God;
I will give thank offerings to You.
For You have rescued my soul from death,
Yes, and my feet from stumbling,
So that I may walk before God
In the light of life.
2 Co 10:5 We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ,