In this article he talks about the dark night of the soul in how God strips from us our false knowledge of him and the idea that Christianity is a self centred faith; of which the basis or foundation is to make us happy. Here he engages with the idea that God takes us through a journey in which we are faced with one of two pathways to follow.
- Give up on faith altogether. …though perhaps the faith you give up on is really a false belief in a God you made up.
- Keep pressing in and allowing God to reveal himself to you and in doing so grow in deep trust.
I commend this article to you for reading. He has done well in engaging in an issue that most evangelicals / pentecostal’s will not engage with in a meaningful way. The result of not engaging in this area means we cannot truly engage with about 1/3 of the Old Testament teachings on the power of doubt and lament and how God takes us through this journey to a place where though we may not be totally happy; we do find ourselves in a place of total contentment within all circumstances for we find ourselves trusting God with an absolute trust.