196. Look for the Light

This is a dark world we live in; and the darker it becomes, the more grist to feed depression.

I was reading in 1 Corinthians, Chapter 4, the other morning and was arrested by verse 5 – “wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart.”

I wrote the following notes in the margin of my Bible:

“Do not be concerned with the evil and darkness in the world today. Jesus will expose it all when He comes. As a servant of Jesus Christ, my job is to look for the light.”

As I lifted my pencil from the page, I experienced great relief. Yes, in the midst of this dark world, I can yet look for the light – in the laughter of my granddaughter, in an encouraging word from a good friend, and in the words of my favorite author, George MacDonald.

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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