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

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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