Dark Nights ? ??

Posted: May 1, 2020 in World On The Edge

Dark Night

by greyerbaby, 2015, MorgueFile.com

In these trying times, many may be experiencing a “dark night of the soul”– deep depression, a spiritual crisis, the collapse of meaning and purpose in life, even the loss of something, or someone, who meant everything to us?

Years ago, I experienced something like that. And I can tell you that it is temporary. You will come out of it. And you may be a better person because of it. You may even be a totally different person than you thought you were.

So, hang on.

Trust in God.

Even if you feel completely alone. Even if you think no person and no thing can help you. Even if you’ve tried everything, but there’s nowhere to go, no one to turn to, and you feel helpless. And even if you think you’re defeated—hang on.

And in the luck of night
In secret places where no other spied
I went without my sight
Without a light to guide
Except the heart that lit me from inside.

It guided me and shone
Surer than noonday sunlight over me,
And lead me to the one
Whom only I could see
Deep in a place where only we could be.
………..two stanzas from Dark Night of the Soul, by Saint John of the Cross

No one else can actually see our very personal dark night. We can create an appearance that all is well, while inside our heart is breaking. At times, I even thought if I had a fatal disease, it would be better than what I was going through–at least it would be apparent to someone. But what I didn’t realize is that I wasn’t alone. Even if I couldn’t see where I was going myself, someone was seeing me along the way. I trusted I would be led. And I was.

Dark nights are temporary. I can’t stress that enough. On any day— within a minute, or second— what was so dark can take on light again.

You are so loved by God!

Don’t give up. Surrender to divine guidance. And Trust.

 

Comments
  1. Such a perfect post for now – or whenever the dark nights come. Love both Johns featured here. John of the Cross, and John Michael Talbot who first invited me to Come to the Quiet, way back in the day. I now see that as an invitation from the heart of God. Thank you, Kaye, for your timely words.

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  2. kph52013 says:

    Thank you, Debra!

    Like

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