Madness as Spiritual Suffering

During my daily Bible study a few months back, I ran across a very interesting verse which hit home:

Deuteronomy 28:28: “The Lord will smite you with madness and with blindness and bewilderment of heart.”

No doubt there are too many suffering folks today, walking around in a haze, or in haze-rejecting madness, who would benefit from knowing they are spiritually suffering and only the One who made them can heal them… and all they have to do is draw near.

That isn’t to say that everyone who suffers is being punished by God (suffering builds character and yields positive results, after all). But everyone who suffers can definitely find healing in Him. “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest,” (Matthew 11:28).

Jer 23:19-20 “Behold, the storm of the Lord has gone forth in wrath, Even a whirling tempest; It will swirl down on the head of the wicked. The anger of the Lord will not turn back Until He has performed and carried out the purposes of His heart; In the last days you will clearly understand this.”

Jer 30:23-24 “Behold, the tempest of the Lord! Wrath has gone forth, A sweeping tempest; It will burst on the head of the wicked. The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back Until He has performed and until He has accomplished The intent of His heart; In the latter days you will understand this.”

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About Maryann

Maryann Spikes is the past President of the Christian Apologetics Alliance. She blogs at Ichthus77, and loves apologetics and philosophy. In particular she loves to study all things Euthyphro Dilemma and Golden Rule. A para-educator (autism) for five years, she holds a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an AA in Humanities via Modesto Junior College, and moonlights as a freelancer. You can follow her on Twitter @Ichthus77, connect with the Ichthus77 community on Facebook, or look her up on Google+.
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