70. Jesus Experienced Our Suffering

Jesus knows about our afflictions because He experienced many of them Himself. Let’s follow Jesus in Mark 14:34, Luke 22:44, and Mark 15:34. In these verses, Jesus experienced depression to

the point of death, and his sweat was like drops of blood. That’s anguish.

34 “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.”

44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

My soul has been overwhelmed to the point of death. I have been in anguish so deep that my very lifeblood seemed to be oozing out of me. I have looked up to heaven and asked God why He has forsaken me.

And He heard me. Though He didn’t heal me on the spot, eventually He led me out of depression and into stability, so I can help my brothers and sisters who are depressed. Blessed to be a blessing. That’s my ministry. That’s why I write this blog. Each day I pray for all of you who are depressed, asking God to sustain you in your affliction and to bring you out on the other side. He did for me. He can do the same for you.

 

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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