Darkness

by adustyframe ~ August 30th, 2006

I know that wise brethren say, “You should not give way to feelings of depression.” Quite right, no more we should. But we do; and perchance when your brain is as weary as ours you will not bear yoursleves more bravely than we do. “But desponding people are very much to be blamed.” I know they are, but they are also very much to be pitied; and, perhaps, if those who blame quite so furiously could once know what depression is, they would think it cruel to scatter blame where comfort is needed. There are experiences of the children of God which are full of spiritual darkness; and I am almost persuaded that those of God’s servants who have been most highly favoured have, nevertheless, suffered more times of darkness than others.

Charles Spurgeon, in a sermon on the text “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me.”

Lizzie

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  1. Ame

    “if those who blame quite so furiously could once know what depression is, they would think it cruel to scatter blame where comfort is needed.”

    yes.

    i’ve been called, “dramatic.” but i have wanted people to “see” the truths of reality that i and so many others live. i am finding that somethings only experience will teach. the pain of being blamed where comfort is needed is undescribable. there are those who are so angry at my ex husband that they won’t help us – as though that will teach him something.

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