RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

RENEWAL Devotional: Are You Geared Up? Part V, The Belt of Truth

iStockBible226449_L1Written by Lydia D’Ross, ordained minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital

Last week we spoke about how to use the sword according to Ephesians 6v17 “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

Today I want to talk about the importance of putting on the whole armor of God in times of adversity or struggle. We learn from the book of Ephesians 6 v 13 “ Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist…”

What does it mean to wear the “Belt of Truth”?  When we wear the helmet of salvation and use the sword of the Spirit properly, there is one thing that gives us the victory. That one thing is to constantly stand on the Word of Truth.  The Bible is truth. We must do all we can to stand on the truth and wear that belt tightly. Be truly convinced that the Word of God is working and moving on your behalf. We build ourselves up with the Word of Truth and stand on it. Studying the word of God exposes us to the truth we need in situations. For example, in order to be prepared for natural disasters we seek information about the weather, and have an emergency plan. We must do the same with the Word of God.  As we wear the Belt of Truth, we will not be easily deceived, but prepared to prevent difficult situations to control our emotions in a negative way.

According to Peter, moral integrity must come before a deeper knowledge of God’s Word, because without it one will never apply the truth of God’s Word to his life. The Belt of Truth is about being honest with yourself . We can win most of our battles in life if we are first truthful to ourselves. Let’s recap the armor of God.  The breastplate of righteousness and the belt of truth, work simultaneously together. The shield of faith is placed on your left hand and the sword of the spirit (truth) is worn on the right hand. Your breastplate covers your heart and without the belt of truth, we are defenseless and become weak in our spirit, soul and body (Mind, Will and Emotions, 2 Corinthians 6:7) This is how we overcome struggles in life. We stand confident that the Word of Truth is carrying us through, as long as we stand on His promises. We are part of God’s Army and His promise for us is that we live a victorious life.

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