311. Questions and Answers

“Who are you, Lord?” Paul asked on the road to Damascus in Acts 9. This was in response to the voice of Jesus: “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” Five verses later, the Lord spoke to Ananias, and he answered, “Yes, Lord.” The one answered God’s question with a question and the other with humble submission.

As I stumbled and bumbled through four years of depression, I often asked the wrong question: “Why are You persecuting me, Lord?” I was not responding to God but shouting in the wilderness with no one to hear me. It didn’t happen all at once, but eventually I opened the door of my soul to God’s question: “Are you willing to follow me even in the darkest of depression?” I answered, “Yes, Lord,” and finally followed Him no matter the circumstances or afflictions. I was willing to serve Him in depression for the rest of my life, but He chose to heal me, not because I deserved it but because He’s merciful.

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 311. Questions and Answers

  1. Robert Farquhar says:

    All Jesus followers experience mercy and grace….based in our unique needs:)

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