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

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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