252. Simplicity

When you are distraught or depressed, anxious or obsessed, your friends tell you that this or that is the solution to your problems. Though they are earnestly trying to help you, they cannot understand the complexity of your being. Even you don’t really understand yourself.

Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, says there is One who understands you: the One who created you. Whenever you obey God, there is within you “an unfathomable peace, which is not natural, but the peace of Jesus. Simplicity is born of God, not of your decisions. As long as we try to serve two ends, ourselves and God, there is perplexity.”

As we serve God alone, there is simplicity.

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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