Sometimes God speaks to you through His Word. Sometimes God speaks to you through a friend. Sometimes God speaks to you through a still small voice. And sometimes God just speaks to me in the bathroom through National Geographic.
What do we do when the light goes dark? When happiness turns to despair? Laughter turns to tears? God is silent and absent? We need a way of holding on to God when it seems as though God has let go of us.
For whatever reason, the light that once burned bright has become so dim you can barely see it anymore. You’re stumbling around in the darkness. You’re sleepwalking through life, just going through the motions. Nobody else has even noticed. But you have. You’re dead inside.
Winter happens when the earth tilts away from the sun. The “winter of the soul” happens the same way. Something moves, shifts, or turns, and our heart grows cold and darkness overwhelms our soul.