Failure and Rejection

In our obsession with happiness we easily forget that depression is part of the human condition and that all sorrow need not be numbed with antidepressants such as Prozac. No pill can get to the root of the multidimensional causes of depression.

It’s in failure and rejection that we’re given the chance to truly face our inner demons.

In the space of life’s darkest moments, wisdom and light begins to flow.

What we need to become whole is hidden in our brokenness.

The loud drumbeat of fear and anxiety can be quieted by contemplation.


1 Response to “Failure and Rejection”

  1. 1 aliceny August 13, 2014 at 6:35 am

    I have yet to find a definition of ‘happiness’ that includes, or even mentions, the need for God in one’s life – the need to be completely dependent on Him for all sustenance. Without that Presence, that strength, we are defenseless against the forces of destruction that buffet our lives. Our minds and our spirits become so easily broken, resembling shards strewn on the floor of a potter’s shop.

    Thank you for your words of wisdom given here today, Gerry. They come from one who has selflessly shared his experiences in confronting many dark moments on his journey. In thanksgiving for the Grace that has been given to you, our merciful, loving God has given you the ability and the means to reach out to others in emotional and spiritual pain — as a beacon of hope and assurance, lighting the way to the Source of all human happiness.

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