196. Look for the Light

This is a dark world we live in; and the darker it becomes, the more grist to feed depression.

I was reading in 1 Corinthians, Chapter 4, the other morning and was arrested by verse 5 – “wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart.”

I wrote the following notes in the margin of my Bible:

“Do not be concerned with the evil and darkness in the world today. Jesus will expose it all when He comes. As a servant of Jesus Christ, my job is to look for the light.”

As I lifted my pencil from the page, I experienced great relief. Yes, in the midst of this dark world, I can yet look for the light – in the laughter of my granddaughter, in an encouraging word from a good friend, and in the words of my favorite author, George MacDonald.

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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