Friday, November 14, 2008

Beware

Depression without Christ
will turn to sin,
the wounded seeking ways
apart from God
to fill the overwhelming hole:

Shopping
Drinking
Dating
Marriage
Drugs
Writing

The Lord seeks to be
first
in your heart.
While some of these
in themselves are good,
(for who can give up the pen?)
they will turn to
idols of destruction
that lull you
into thinking all is well
when really
all will be hell
forever.

And Christians beware,
for you are not exempt
from the temptation
to construct a wooden doll
upon your mantlepiece.
Remember, depression is
an opportunity
to hide in God
and experience
His miraculous provision
for those
who seek Him.

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