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The Roaring Lion – Depression & Suicide in the Christian Family

Have you ever watched a roaring lion?  …the immense thunder of the roar… the reverberation of sound that seeps to marrow of your bones… the flash of teeth made for tearing flesh…  The Bible warns us in 1 Peter 5:7-9:  Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring…
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When a Christian takes his own life…

John Piper’s words below brought me comfort & clarity during this time where my heart is wrestling with emotions… truth… anger… deep brokenness… and even a sense of bizarre understanding. We ask why… but, we know. Life on this side of heaven is hard… sometimes a daily battle that we fight just to make it through the day… My Dad loved Jesus… longed to see Him… and when his mind became so clouded by depression & sickness…somewhere along the way, he was blinded by hopelessness.