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Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Have A Question...


First off - I have to say I believe in God - I know that one day I will be with Him.... By His blood I have been forgiven... I have been saved.... I am in no way doubting this to be true.... I love my Lord and Savior with all my Heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul...

But I have a Question - maybe it's just me.... or maybe you've seen it too....

Why are the saddest people I know the most devote believers I know? I find myself at times sad but that sadness does not define my life... I try to seek happiness.... I believe through Him - I will... I do....

Are they sad because they are not with Him now?
Are they sad because they have not given their sadness to Him?
Are they sad because they just are?

I try to understand... I try to empathize - I try to reach out to them... I really do... But I find myself backing away from people who are constantly full of sorrow.... I am in no way judging them - at least I try not too.... But I have to admit this constant sadness gets so very annoying... I just want to say, "Snap out of it!!!!"

There are days that we are just weepy... I know I have many times found myself tearing up in church or when I think about His love for me... I can tear up at a commercial... at a thought... a memory... but that moment passes and I am me again... a person who tries to let God's love shine through me... and in that shine - I hope... I pray that when others see me.. They see joy and not sorrow...

What do you think believers can be so sad?

4 comments:

RCUBEs said...

I've seen some who had gone through tough, fiery trials that they seem to not just be able to keep from being drowned as trials come one after another. I know we can remain joyful but that is...if we truly trust His wonderful promises completely.

I also believe that if there are spirits of depression that have a hold on them, and they are not aware of that and they don't know how to battle with God's Word, they will be feeling that way.

One thing is for sure, believers have that victory in Christ. We just need to discover how to claim it. It starts with our true faith.

If you are knowledgeable and the sad person does not know much how to battle, you can always stand in the gap by your own intercessory prayer for that person.

Blessings to you.

Saleslady371 said...

Perhaps it's the lack of knowledge of God's Word who tells us who we are and it's not sad. Sometimes I carry my sad feelings in my body language and DH will call me on it and I'm glad because I'm accountable. Negative thinking is stinking and I don't want to dwell on it. Surrender is necessary every time!

Stephani said...

Love your blog! I think their focus becomes fixed on what they can see. Two scriptures that address this are - 2 Corinthians 4:18 "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." and Hebrews 12:2-4 "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." - When we become too introspective and develop a "woe is me" attitude, our joy and witness go right out the window. Our joy comes from the Lord, not anything in this temporal world. Thanks for sharing! It was nice to meet you.

Amanda Jo said...

A very very close friend of mine who is a devout believer and lover of Christ often seemed depressed even though (from my perspective) she had an amazing relationship with the Savior.

We would talk about it often and she gave me two reasons...

1. She was heart broken for the millions who are lost and without Him. She would mourn over them and weep for them.

2. She was distraught over her sinfulness. It really burdened her.

Eventually this mindset took it's toll on her and she started to doubt her beliefs. I praise the Lord that she got into a good solid Christian mentoring program that helped her learn how to cast those fears and burdens rather than holding onto them.

I'm not sure if I answered your question or not but, there ya go! :)

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