Taking hold of hope

John Piper writes at Desiring God about John Newton and how he ministered to those who struggled with depression. Newton, some of you may recall, is best known for writing “Amazing Grace.” It is through his own experience and the grace he found through Jesus Christ that he was a great encouragement to many. I would encourage you to spend a few minutes reading about this man’s great testimony to God’s love.

I have experienced dark seasons and know what it feels like. But, because of God’s goodness, I have found relief in scriptures like II Corinthians 7:6 and reading about the lives of saints like John Newton, David Brainerd and countless other who struggled with depression. But it not good enough to be comforted in myself and be done with it. For that reason, I have decided to share some of the good things I have found in order to help others, like myself, who are fighting this battle.

Here’s to your health and God’s goodness.

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