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

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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