it's easy to get discouraged and burnt-out working in the mental health field. it seems like there is no end to the suffering and pain. and the things that people do to each other and themselves...it can get horrific.
and i believe that it is only with God that i can do it.
about 2 weeks ago, i was having some God time and just flipped open my Bible. it opened to Psalm 147, and that Psalm has stuck with me for the past 2 weeks.
especially verses 3 & 5:
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
i know that i can't be all things to all people, but God can. He hears them, and He understands, even when i can't and others don't. and i take peace and rest in that.