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 just a messed up mama in need of God's fresh new mercies daily. My husband and I live in beautiful East Tennessee with our 3 children. God has taken me on a journey through the valley of depression and is teaching me to pray the Scriptures as a result. I hope and pray that you will be encouraged whenever you stop by this little place on the web.

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