When a diagnostic category is applied to your struggles, the medical sounding language turns your life experience into a ‘condition’. It’s something you ‘have’ and others don’t. But the Bible speaks to people, not to conditions—and we all struggle. It’s a difference of degree—not of kind. The gospel reinforces our common humanity and our shared need for God-centered change. In part one of this article, David introduces us to five people and their diagnostic labels. He begins his response to their struggles using Psalm 23. He contrasts the life of care, hope, and connectedness offered by God—sane faith—to the life of isolation, disappointment and fear, offered by the ‘Antipsalm 23’.
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HT: David Powlison