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It’s not pleasant living in darkness; physically, spiritually or emotionally. That dark place can make us feel that God has abandoned us. The light of His Presence can no longer be felt, and the light at the end of the tunnel has gone out. The dark night of the soul is not a place we seek out, yet God often allows us to go there, perhaps through sickness, depression, stress, loneliness… The comfort here is that God is with us. He has promised. The dark places cannot survive the brightness of His glory and through it all He will ultimately bless us and bring good out of struggle.