Suffering has a purpose

Suffering has a purpose

“There are paradoxes in most depression. You loathe the isolation of depression, but you avoid other people. You want help, but you don’t always listen. You believe there is a God, but you feel like an atheist…We are all less attentive to God during peace-time and prosperity…The more extreme the suffering, the more intense is the sense of aloneness.

‘Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him {Jesus} and cause him to suffer.’ Isaiah 53:10

Martin Luther said that the cross alone is our theology. The cross says that life will not be easy. Suffering has a purpose. It is changing us so that we look more and more like Jesus himself. ‘When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.'”

**from the best book I’ve read thus far in all my years of struggling with depression:  Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness  by Edward Welch

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Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of HIs love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

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