Friday, 28 January 2011

When the darkness will not lift

I have enjoyed reading John Piper's little book When the darkness will not lift.  I thought that I would post a few of his insights.

He quotes Martyn Lyold Jones who says, 'You cannot isolate the spiritual from the physical for we are body, mind and spirit.'

Piper says the following:

'It will be of great advantage to the struggling Christian to remember that seasons of darkness are normal in the Christian life.'

'One of the reasons God loved David so much was that he cried so much ... It is a beautiful thing when a broken man genuinely cries out to God.'

'Waiting for the Lord in a season of darkness should not be a time of inactivity ... in the mercy of God, that as we wait for the light to go up, we can do poorly what we would love to do well.'

'For most people who are passing through the dark night of the soul, the turnaround will come because God brings unwavering lovers of Christ into their lives who do not give up on them.'


Virtual Methodist said...

Thank you so much for this Paul...

Nao Wilson said...

sounds a great book paul!would love to read it sometime!gona steal one of the quotes for my quote wall!

Nao Wilson said...

was going to borrow it off you paul..but just bought it on itunes as an audiobook. looking forward to listening to it over the weekend as I drive to work..Thanks Paul!