"Perhaps the reason so many of us wrestle with spiritual slumber, darkness, doubt and despair, is because the Lord has put us in it- not to punish us, but to show us something of Himself. Perhaps He keeps us from walking in easy faith, and in confidence in our faithfulness, in order to demonstrate to us that it was never our walking, never our faithfulness that saved or secured us. It was Him, walking for us. It was His promises, and His faithfulness. It was a covenant that He made, and that He fulfilled, when He was torn for us. Perhaps our darkness is intended to let His glory shine the brighter to us, to reveal that what we once held dear was all the while holding us. That would be very good news, indeed."