In a Dark Hole

I won’t lie…I have been in a spiritual funk and fog many times in my life. Life happens, circumstances kick us in the tail and we feel as if God has abandoned us.

Most of us can describe our walk with God at one time or another 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. Have you ever been so down you didn’t think you would ever get back up?

At that point, 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, the feeling when you pray but are not getting through – that dark hole.

We all know too well the spiritual slumps that plague us. When I’m in this funk I have to “will” myself to pray and read. and lean into and trust!!

Even when you’re in that dark hole, you have to believe, “I will come out of this. I will be stronger. God is teaching me…I will survive!”


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