We all go through spiritual slumps. Most of us can describe our walk with God at one time as distant or as a roller coaster ride. We have spiritual mountain top experiences and we have the dry valleys. We know the thrill of victory but we also know the agony of defeat.
What happens when it is not your typical “I haven’t had my quiet time today”? It’s depression, a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness. You have no energy, no drive and your “want-to” is broken. You feel like God has abandoned you. You feel that God has left you and you will never be able to get out of the hole that you are in. There is nothing worse than not sensing the presence of God…that divine absence, spiritual loneliness, that feeling when you pray but are not getting through.
He is Emmanuel – God with us! He has promised never to leave or forsake us and God CANNOT lie. I know things may seem dark right now and you’ve been told that things do not grow in the dark but that is not always true. You do! You grow in the dark even more sometimes than you do when everything is bright and going great. You will learn to trust in your Heavenly father; you will learn to depend on His faithfulness and sovereignty even if you don’t see or sense Him working.
He is working and He is growing you…even in the dark!