From desperation to hope

5 Jan

I was reading through my last post, and, boy, did it sound like a sugar-coating on depression.  I used the words desperate, turmoil, lack of joy.  They sound like depression.  I meant these words in the truest form.  I was desperate for hope.  I was idolizing many other things rather than God, and that left my heart in turmoil.  I wasn’t filled with exuberant joy.

I wasn’t depressed.  I’m not depressed.  I was in a dark season of life because I wasn’t living in the Light.  Truth is I didn’t have a clear vision of who God is and what Jesus is doing.  I wasn’t seeing 20/20.

A year-long study of Colossians has shown me who Jesus is, what He has done, what He continues to do, and how we are brought into His victory.  It’s given me instructions for how to deal with these feelings of desperation, turmoil, and lack of joy.

Depression can be real.  Was it for me?  No.  I just needed a 20/20 vision of God.  Once I truly grasped who Jesus is the desperation turned to hope.  I have a hope grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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