34. Encouragement from Pastor Bruce

“I have to tell you, Pat, that a dear friend of mine was in stage four cancer and about to die. I asked the Lord why people who have been serving You so faithfully for so many years – through prayer, volunteering, serving, giving, witnessing, and the stuff in Matthew 25 – come to such a painful and ignominious end. Here I was questioning the very character of God. Then I came upon a Scripture passage

that answered my question:

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10

 “Though life may seem bitter now, there is a reward ahead. My friend died yesterday morning and is now safely tucked away with God…able to experience His love and mercy first hand, known by God and facing a life of eternal security and joy.”

 Wow! What a story and what an encouragement to those of us who have been or still are in the pangs of depression. Life on this earth is like a small dot that we pass through quickly. Eternity is a long line that goes on forever. What are you concentrating on – the dot or the line?


About Patrick Day

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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1 Response to 34. Encouragement from Pastor Bruce

  1. Bruce says:

    Pat thanks for being transparent with the pain in your life from depression. I believe we all can be wounded healers as we share what has helped us thru challenges in life. For me Phil 1:6 has been a great encouragement. “Being confident of this very thing that He which hath begun a good work in us will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Bruce

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