Does spending time with family fill you with a mix of excitement and dread?
I know it does for me.
There’s something magical about trips home but there’s also something terrifying about spending time with family that isn’t 100% affirming. For me, my family is supportive but I have a rocky relationship with my boyfriend’s family who aren’t all affirming.
That’s why we put together an LGBTQ Christian Guide to Self Care … so that no matter why you need the tools to take care of yourself, you’ve got ‘em.
That got me thinking… What does the Bible say about self-care?
So without further ado, here are 7 Bible verses to remind you that God loves you and wants you to take care of yourself.
1 Peter 5:7
“Throw all your anxiety onto God, because God cares about you.”
1 Corinthians 3:16
“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”
3 John 1:2
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you”
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
“I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest.”
“God saw all that God had made, and it was very good.”
“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
If you want some support in taking better care of yourself around unaffirming family, friends, or churchfolks…
We put together a 3 part video series that you can get for free by signing up here.
And if you want an queer take on a different bible passage each week, you can listen to our Queer Theology Weekly Bible Podcast