Today there were two news reports that I was troubled about. Here they are…
In Notes Left in Family’s Killings, Md. Man Details Debts, Depression
In one of six notes he left scattered about the rented house in Middletown, Christopher Wood, 34, described his financial hardships and his struggle with depression and anxiety — factors that investigators believe contributed to the killings.
By ALAN ZIBEL and MATTHEW BARAKAT – 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief financial officer of money-losing mortgage giant Freddie Mac was found dead in his basement early Wednesday morning in what police said was an apparent suicide.
David Kellermann, 41, apparently hung himself, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation. He asked not to be identified because the investigation was ongoing.
HOW incredibly sad this is. Due to money two men decide to take there lives with one taking the lives of his entire family. How far will we go until we realize that there is no pleasure in the temporal items of this world. There are such extreme times in a person’s life where the feeling’s of loss become so overwhelming that the only way out seems to be taking of life. I do not underestimate such feelings and believe they are real as witnessed by those in the Bible. Kind David cried out to God in anguish along with many others who were at the end of a desperate situation. But, there was the but! Let me explain. King David though going through extreme circumstances on the outward, exercised faith in His speech by using a “but.”
Just look at Psalm 13
1 How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God;
Enlighten my eyes,
Lest I sleep the sleep of death;
4 Lest my enemy say,
“I have prevailed against him”;
Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
Doesn’t sound to good for David!!! He is desperate and see’s no end…‘but’
5 But I have trusted in Your mercy;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
6 I will sing to the LORD,
Because He has dealt bountifully with me.
David was in desperate situations like all of us are at one time in the world. He was guilty of murder, adultery and loosing a Kingdom because of it! Talk about a failure. Yet he looked to to the Lord to be merciful. He thought in terms of how God could get the glory from this, instead of, the empty cup that so many are drinking from. God has a plan, and purpose! The two men that did such horrible things needed to know about the “but” of the scriptures. Though they were in financial crisis, but God is merciful and compassionate (Psalm 145).
This awakens me to share the pleasure of God to others in this world, who are in desperate need. Money just does not do it! Read Ecclesiastes if you don’t believe me!