271. Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  – Matthew 5:3

Those who are depressed, distraught, filled with grief, and otherwise in low conditions are the poor in spirit. They feel as if their very lifeblood is draining from them and either fight in weakness or surrender to Jesus and receive the strength of His grace. When depression first threw its black cloud over and through me, I fought in weakness and lost at every turn. No one could help me. Only when I accepted my condition and became humble and lowly in my own eyes, asking Jesus to have mercy on me, did I start emerging from the darkness into the kingdom of heaven on earth.

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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One Response to 271. Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

  1. Robert Farquhar says:

    Interesting perspective. Never considered “poor in spirit” to relate to this particular group. However, you are very likely to be right on target. Thanks for your insight!

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