289. The Crown of Life

Christians are not immune from the troubles of this world. Helpless situations, catastrophic loss, terrible accidents, and debilitating illnesses are as likely to fall on the saved as the lost. Many Christians have come to the end of their ropes, exhausting all their emotions and all their resources. They’ve prayed to God, but their situation only gets worse. It’s as if God doesn’t care.

Though we may think otherwise, God never abandons us. Jesus knows what we are going through and is there with us in the worst of times. I have had my share of pain and disappointments in life, more than my share I sometimes think. “What have I ever done to deserve all that has befallen me?” But that’s the wrong question. The right question is what is the end of it all, and I turn to the words of Jesus in Revelation 2:10 for the answer: “Be faithful to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

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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