Julie Busler, author of “Joyful Sorrow: Breaking Through the Darkness of Mental Illness”, invites us into her own journey where a mental breakdown took her from being a missionary to a suicidal patient in a Turkish psychiatric hospital. She reminds us that medicine and therapy are good gifts but Jesus alone is our hope. We learn that there is beauty in embracing weakness and God graciously chooses to use our weaknesses to show Himself to us and a hurting world.
Julie Busler is currently serving as the Oklahoma President of WMU and is active in the women’s ministry at Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She loves to use her experiences alongside Scripture to discuss and teach how to thrive in spite of mental illness and that joy and sorrow can coexist. Julie and Ryan have been married 16 years, have 4 children, and have served overseas in Canada, Mexico, Germany, and Turkey. Her book, “Joyful Sorrow: Breaking Through the Darkness of Mental Illness”, is available where books are sold online, as well as on Kindle and Audible.