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Blue on Blue, Part 2 – Despair

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ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice!” (Ps. 130: 1-2).

Depression sufferers often face condemnation from their well-intentioned Christian friends.  Depression should not, however, be confused with despair.  And even despair has preconditions.

Depression v. Despair

Depression can arise despite our circumstances.  Despair stems from our circumstances.  Depression is the manifestation of a medical condition.  Despair is the spiritual conclusion we draw about an eternal reality.

Both will make us unhappy.  Only despair, however, is considered sinful.

Despair as Sin

When we despair, we view our suffering as pointless, and God as powerless to intervene.  For our hopelessness to qualify as sinful, we must know first know God; must be above the age of reason, and in sound mind.

Judas and Suicide

Judas’ suicide was the classic act of despair.  The Apostles had daily close contact with Christ.  Judas…

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About Sue Cass

Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I am the founder and C.E.O. of Elah Ministries, Inc. A non-profit 501c3 ministry that offers hope, healing, and deliverance to hurting souls. Elah Ministries, Inc. is supported strictly by donations and the proceeds from the sale of my nine published books; both fiction and non-fiction. I hope this ministry and my books draws people closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

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  1. Thank you for the reblog, Sue. ❤


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