Saying that I have been in a spiritual “funk” for the past 3 or so years now would be an understatement. Some might refer to it as a “dark night of the soul”, some depression, some just a part of the normal happenings on the road to progressive sanctification.
I’ve been very despondent…mostly because the Lord has been leading me gently into a valley where He has been teaching me who and what I am really made of…what my nature really is. I’ve learned a lot about myself in this time… especially the depths of my own sin and depravity.
Today, after a wonderful Lord’s Day service, I had to stop by the supermarket to grab some carrots and a gallon of milk. I grabbed a shopping cart next to where I parked, and as I began to push it, I became overwhelmed with a tremendous sense of forgiveness and wholesome peace…a peace specifically designed to say “All is well between you and I.”
I’ve beaten myself senseless reading and listening to sermons trying to learn more about this time in the Christians life where it seems as though the Lord becomes silent. I’ve gained some good ground this way, but today, for the first time in a loooong time, pushing a shopping cart, I knew all was well with my soul.
Crazy….but such is the King’s highway.