As Christians, many times in our lives, situations and circumstances can seemingly get the best of us, but if we are securely attached to God, then we can better handle what we go through. Research suggests that religious involvement is associated with desirable mental health outcomes. Additionally, as believers, we see God as being responsible and able to protect and comfort us in times of stress and discomfort Ellison, Bradshaw, Kuye, Marcum (2012). Therefore, we must constantly be aware of God and what He has in store for us. In the book, God Attachment, by Tim Clinton, he explores why we feel, act, and believe the way we do about God, and how important it is that we understand as Christians, how essential it is for us to recognize and know that God loves us no matter what our past. John Bowlby, believed that there are four distinguishing characteristics of attachment; proximity maintenance, which is a desire to be near the people we are attached to, safe haven means that we return to the attachment figure for comfort and safety in that of fear or threat, secure base, is the security we feel which allows us to explore our surroundings, and separation distress is when we are no longer attached.psychology.
|Remember: No matter what we have done or how we have failed God, He is always waiting to embrace us.|