110. O, Freedom!!

A follow-up to the last blog.  The writer of a psalm was bemoaning the unfairness of this world, where the rich and powerful prosper and the poor and weak suffer. In verses 15-22, he realizes that there is more to life than this world and reaches a crescendo with the verses below:

23 Yet I am always with you;
    you hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
    and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever.   -Psalm 73:23-26

These have been important verses for me when I was depressed and pitied myself for my misfortune in this world. This world had failed me – and so what? I realized my life here on earth was a brief breath of air and my real life would start after I passed from this world into the next. Indeed, earth had nothing I desired, but my God was ever with me in this world and I’d be with him for eternity in the next. O freedom, O freedom, O freedom from the travails of this earth when my old body passes into the grave and I am resurrected in body, soul, and spirit. Indeed freedom after a while.

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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