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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

I am a follower of Jesus Christ and an abuse survivor. I am the founder & C.E.O. of Elah Ministries, Inc. A non-profit 501c3 ministry that offers hope, healing, and deliverance to hurting souls. I have seen the Grace of God work mightily in both individual lives (mine included) and through the support groups I have led. Elah Ministries, Inc. is supported strictly by donations and the proceeds from the sale of my books. My prayer is that all hurting souls may find God's freedom through His Grace, mercy, and healing. I have also penned six published books, both fiction and non-fiction, hoping to enlighten, uplift, and entertain in a way that honors my Heavenly Father and draws my readers closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless you with His peace, hope, love, and joy as you follow Jesus Christ.

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  1. Thank you for the reblog, Sue. ❤

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