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.
'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.'