Six Simple Words

Psalm 31

The Puritans referred to some seasons of struggle in the Christian life as “the dark night of the soul.” And what they had in view was no ordinary melancholy, but a spiritual depression linked to a crisis of faith that’s ignited often by crushing circumstances—a crisis that comes when God seems absent, a crisis that gives rise to a feeling of being abandoned by him. The psalmist David was no stranger to this. What can we learn from him about the way through it and into the light of God?

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