Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Swamp of Despondence

"This muddy swamp is the kind of place that cannot be mended. It's the low place into which the scum and filth that accompanies the conviction of sin run continually. It is therefore called the Swamp of Despondence; for commonly as the sinner is awakened about his lost condition there will rise up in his soul many fears, doubts, and discouraging apprehensions, which all flow together and settle in this place. And that's the reason for the worthlessness of this ground." (The Pilgrim's Progress. Gainesville, FL: Bridge-Logos Publishers, 2001. 13.)

Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4Say to those who have an anxious heart, "Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you."(Isaiah 35:3-4. ESV.)
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