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When the darkness will not lift : doing what we can while we wait for God and joy

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Even the most faithful, focused Christians can encounter periods of depression and spiritual darkness when joy seems to stay just out of reach. It can happen because of sin, satanic assault, distressing circumstances, or hereditary and other physical causes. In When the Darkness Will Not Lift, John Piper aims to give some comfort and guidance to those experiencing spiritual darkness. Readers will gain insight into  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Piper
ISBN: 9781581348767 1581348762
OCLC Number: 71146152
Description: 79 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The darkness of melancholy --
Waiting in darkness, we are not lost and not alone --
Fold not the arms of action --
Does unconfessed sin clog our joy? --
The darkness that feeds on self-absorption --
Loving those who cannot see the light.
Responsibility: John Piper.
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Even the most faithful, focused Christians can encounter periods of depression and spiritual darkness when joy seems to stay just out of reach. It can happen because of sin, satanic assault, distressing circumstances, or hereditary and other physical causes. In When the Darkness Will Not Lift, John Piper aims to give some 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 in a time of darkness, how unconfessed sin can clog our joy, and how to minister to others who are living without light. Piper uses real-life examples and sensitive narrative to show readers abundant reason to hope that God will pull them out of the pit of despair and into the light once again. - Publisher.

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