When the Darkness Will Not Lift
Even the most faithful, focused Christian can encounter periods of depression and spiritual darkness when joy seems to stay just out of reach for us. It can happen because of sin, or distressing circumstances, physical causes, even satanic assault.
In When the Darkness will not Lift John Piper aims to give comfort and guidance to those experiencing spiritual darkness. Readers will gain insight into the physical side of depression and spiritual darkness, what it means to wait on the Lord through such times, how unconfessed sin clogs our joy, and how to minister to others trapped in gloom. Piper fills the book with plenty of real-life examples to show readers abundant reason to hope that God will pull them out of the pit of despair and into a walk in the light again.
About the Author
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of Desiring God and the chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; This Momentary Marriage; A Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: Faith Alone and the Fight for Joy
- One: The Darkness of Melancholy
- Two: Waiting in Darkness, We are not Lost and not Alone
- Three: Fold Not the Arms of Action
- Four: Does Unconfessed Sin Clog Our Joy?
- Five: The Darkness that Feeds on Self-Absorption
- Six: Loving Those Who Cannot See the Light