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

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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