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The Greater Depression: Living as a Winner in Today’s World

The Greater Depression: Living as a Winner in Today’s World

By:  Justin Fatica February 8, 2021
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Look at the world around us. Look into the eyes of those you see every day in your workplace, in your family, or on the street. It can seem discouraging, even hopeless, and that’s why I call what our country is facing the ‘Greater Depression’. The suffering in America right now is often unseen. Anxiety, depression, and suicide rates are skyrocketing. The internal suffering is greater than many of us notice. Sometimes no one knows about the invisible struggle going on within a person.

Is this ‘Greater Depression’ a cause for despair? Never! We can’t look at our darkness with fear because the light wins every time. Jesus turned his darkest day on the cross into the brilliant light of the resurrection. And it starts with you. It starts with each one of us choosing to use what we go through with Christ as a victory and HIS light to the world.

How do we choose the light in our own struggles?
The Lord will choose the light for you if you can’t. He will let his light shine in you. Sometimes the only way to get to the light is where it is so dark there is only one option. The light is the only option. Exodus 14:14 says “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still”.

Everything we go through with Christ is a victory
We have to choose to see what we go through as an opportunity to let Christ have victory in our lives. It’s a gift that you struggle with yourself because then you respond to people with love and compassion instead of harsh judgment. Don’t be afraid of your scars and wounds, use them for the glory of God! That is the greatest gift that we’ve been given as Christians. Isaiah 53:5 says “By his wounds we are healed...” If we say our wounds make us a loser, then we say Jesus was a loser. Jesus was not a loser because he didn’t have friends and everyone left him. He was a winner because even when everything around him crumbled, he knew his victory came through his wounds.

You can win even if you are “losing” at something
If you know this truth, nothing can or will stop you. That’s the message of our faith. You’re going to win when you follow Christ. When you follow Christ, even if you fail, you’re a winner. Our country needs to know that you can win even if you’re down or “losing” at something. Our ‘winning’ comes from saying “you can hurt me, and I will love you anyway”. This country needs that. In the struggle, you see what kind of character you have. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Next time someone doubts you, tell them you are a winner because of Christ.

Take Action!
Call one person today in your life who may feel like they are “losing”. Let them know that you believe in them and that you see them as a winner!

Lord Jesus, I choose your victory today. I choose to see the challenges that I am facing as an opportunity for your victory. I give you permission today to choose the light for me in the areas of my life that are caught up in darkness. I give my life over to you. Amen.

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Caravaggio, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


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