There are so many definitions of this term, the “Dark Night of the Soul.” I cannot claim to say that I have really studied what it is. I can say that I have been through them. One of them quite recently really.
And I can tell you that it sucks.
But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s brought me to a new place of belief and trust. I am a Christ Follower, and my dark nights, I accept and embrace them. It’s painful, and I would rather not suffer them, but I know that when I come out from it…it’s that much sweeter.
There were a few, nay, more than a few times when I doubted my belief in God. More than a few times when I seriously doubted who God was, what he was doing for me, what he was doing in general. But let me say that he continued to carry me forward and I truly am grateful.
You see. God, he’s the most amazing person in the world. And for me, when I was at my lowest, he carried me. When I was at my highest, he carried me. He carries me always, and he has carried me through two dark nights. And they were certainly dark nights. But he carried me, and I am grateful. I know who I am as a person, and who I am in him. I have felt his love and for that I am so much more grateful.
So for those of you who are going through dark nights, remember there is an end. There is a dawn. There is a sweeter place where the sky is clear, the sun shines, and the air is clean. You will arrive eventually.