I recently read many overwhelming expressions of depression and despondency from “Christians” on a popular weblog. The despair verbalized by believers equated to the same expressions of hopelessness that one would find commonplace in unbelievers. What has occurred in our mindset that we are just giving God meaningless lipservice? The answers are numerous; varied according to each individual. But, the one answer that resounds is that we have forgotten why God created us.
We were created to worship and praise God. Our communion with God extends beyond attending church service once or twice per week. We are to praise God by serving those in need. It is our duty to alleviate the suffering of the displaced, the underserved, and underprivileged. When we…”Go into the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation”…then we are fulfilling our purpose, and living accordingly to His will.
The next time you are faced with depression, despair, and despondency; pray for God to show you what He wants for you. Being obedient requires great sacrifice by placing yourself in sync with God’s purpose for your life. Your praise will reach the throne of God, and the joy of Christ will overshadow all negative feelings that Satan has thrown your way. Thou art worthy, O Lord to receive glory and honor and power: for thou has created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11
Sonya Johnson Ruiz