Wednesday, December 4, 2019

when depression feels safe

The final paragraph, full of hope, from Christine Chappell's article "When Depression Feels Safe":

God doesn't rescue from the pit on occasion. Predictable is his faithfulness—He is for you (Romans 8:31)! Constant is his care—He is present with you (Isaiah 41:10)! Commiserating with you is Jesus Christ, the Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3), who sits on high yet comes down close to hear your lament and to comfort you in your pain though his Spirit (John 14:16). Depression’s predictable, constant commiserating leads to death—yet with Christ, we are lifted to life, abundant and everlasting (John 5:24, John 10:10). This is the soul-satisfying safety we crave—and must reflexively retreat to—when walking through periods of despondency.

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