Is it a “Dark Night of the Soul”? No, This is Only a Test……….

 

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Is what you’re going through really a form of depression…or even the fabled “Dark Night of the Soul”…?? No, it’s just a test. God does that, you know. It’s easy to feel the Lord’s Presence when we’re up on the mountain, on a spiritual high, when He’s drawing close to us. But, it’s down in the valley of separation, in the awful darkness, when we don’t seem to be hearing from the Lord and can’t sense His nearness…..only the silent loneliness of our own heart beating——— that we may feel abandoned.

Trust………..

This is what our Lord is looking for, no matter what is going on in our life, no matter what pressures and fiery trials, or the terrible dryness we sometimes feel in our soul, He is looking for our unshakable trust in Him to bring us through on the other side of Jordan. Our complete and utter TRUST in Him.

As we continue on to seek to know the Lord in a greater measure, we must learn to walk alone…even when there is not even a breath; a whisper of His Presence. It is a requirement for our spiritual maturity and growth. It doesn’t mean that we’ve done something wrong, or the Lord has abandoned us……….(He said He would never forsake us), and he won’t. It’s just that we must learn to go through seasons of dryness, seemingly…and trusting Him, just know that He is testing our mettle and strengthening our spiritual fiber.

That’s what it’s all about. If this is what you’ve been feeling….what you’ve been going through, and wondering if or when it would ever end? Stop! Stop beating yourself up, fretting, trying to push the door open again. Just trust and believe that He will do that Himself, in His time and His way….remember, one of the most often repeated phrases in the scriptures, is, “And it came to pass”. And so it will. Just as other trials come and go, and we rejoice when they do! But we know with each experience, we are stronger and….our Trust has grown, and He is still there.

Once we learn this, it will be easier if there should be a next time. Just trust….
“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
Romans 1:17, KJV

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“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
John 20:29, KJV

“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”
1 Peter 1:8, KJV

“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)”
2 Corinthians 5:7, KJV

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen . . . But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Hebrews 11:1, 6, KJV

“Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”
Habakkuk 2:4, KJV


“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
John 20:29, KJV

“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”
1 Peter 1:8, KJV

“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)”
2 Corinthians 5:7, KJV

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen . . . But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Hebrews 11:1, 6, KJV

“Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”
Habakkuk 2:4, KJV

“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.”
Galatians 3:11, KJV

“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”
Hebrews 10:38, KJV

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans 10:17, KJV

“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.”
Galatians 3:11, KJV

“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”
Hebrews 10:38, KJV

Love in the Lord Jesus to all my Precious Brethren far and wide………

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3 comments on “Is it a “Dark Night of the Soul”? No, This is Only a Test……….

  1. Scarlett says:

    He does. The last three years has felt more or less like being put through a spiritual wood chipper. But coming out into the son-shine is wonderful! After one of these seasons, you do feel like “wow, if I made it through that, I can make it through anything….thank you Lord Jesus~!
    Blessings to you, Bro. Dawson…:)

  2. RJ Dawson says:

    Thanks for this. Much appreciated. The Lord Jesus will see us all through.

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