Scripture comes to life, sustains life, is life.
When I was in high school, I experienced a very "bad trip" on LSD. During this experience, I entered into a level of consciousness where the world and I were nothing. As a result, I had a very intense panic attack. Years later, I continued to experience a replay of the thought patterns that would trigger more panic attacks, often leaving me temporarily immobilized. It wasn’t until after I came to faith in Jesus and read Ecclesiastes that I realized my experience as an adolescent was not simply figments of an active imagination, mental health problems and drug abuse but that it also had real spiritual significance. The words in Ecclesiastes came alive as I connected to the truth that life a part from God is meaningless. It brought me comfort to know that I was not alone in this awareness. At the very end of Ecclesiastes we read Solomon’s “conclusion of the matter”:
“Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgement, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)
Before becoming a Christian, it was actually a piece of artwork that helped me stay grounded during my panic attacks. After having made a commitment to stay grounded in God’s word, and to persevere in my faith and wellness, I no longer suffer from reoccurring panic attacks. God has spoken truth into my fear and allowed me to move forward. Scripture has become real in my life, it sustains my life, it is my source of life.
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