“What does the dark night of the soul involve? We may have a sense of dryness, aloneness, even lostness. Any overdependence on the emotional life is stripped away. The notion, often heard today, that such experiences should be avoided and that we always should live in peace and comfort, joy, and celebration only betrays the fact that much contemporary experience is surface slush. The dark night is one of the ways God brings us into a hush, a stillness so that he may work an inner transformation upon the soul.”
Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path To Spiritual Growth (p. 102). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.
PRAYER: “God, help me to trust You if I find myself in a dark night of the soul.”
DAILY ACTION STEP: If life gets hard today, trust God anyway.
TOMORROW’S READING: Genesis 21-23, Matthew 7:7-8:13