Great Sermon! Thank you, thank you for this excellent message. As I listened to this, it spoke to everything I'm going through right now in my life. For far too long I thought I was the only one who could experience the things you have spoken of. I believe that many Christians are too proud to admit their weaknesses and inner turmoil for fear they would be seen as weak, or they wonder what people would think of them if they showed the "weakness" of fear, depression, failures,etc. Thank you for reminding us that we need to "get real" with God and with people.
H Hudson (3/6/2015)
from Deerfield Beach, Florida
Comforting Sermon! As life gets more difficult for us being "born again", we will get some comforting words and Scriptural examples that will help get us through our down days. In our darkest time, we can look to Gethsemane where Jesus felt the greatest time of His understanding of what He was to do to give salvation to sinners. If you can relate to this dark night of the soul, you will see that Jesus now understands and is with you in your dark night. We must turn to God in our deepest troubles because there is no one else who loves and understands what you're facing. Thank you Jesus for saving my life in eternity.
Tom Sullivan (4/25/2014)
from Jenison, MI
Another interesting subject A large bibliography could be written on this subject, not long ago Timothy Rogers' work Trouble of Mind and the Disease of Melancholy was published, or chapter 4 of Archibald Alexander's Thoughts on Religious Experience. As I was going though every puritan title cataloged at prdl.org, I came across this title... The captive taken from the strong : or, A true relation of the gracious release of Mistress Deborah Huish from under the power of the tempter for 14 years.. (1658) William Allen. As high a praise as is given to Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, it isn't inspired. I have often asked if - in the case of the man in the iron cage - if he was the best person to rightly judge of the intense spiritual depression he was under - and whether, in fact, he was actually past all hope and reach of mercy. No more, or less, than Francis Spira. Having narrated puritan books now 28 years, often I get contacted from people who are under the most intense spiritual depression and fears, often because they are under the delusion they have committed the unpardonable sin. I believe those of us who were long in the slough of despond can understand this "dark night of the soul." puritanaudiobooks.net