When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing what We Can While We Wait for God and Joy

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Crossway, 2006 - 79 páginas

ÒIt is utterly crucial that in our darkness we affirm the wise, strong hand of God to hold us, even when we have no strength to hold him.Ó
John Piper

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.

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We have all been there. In a place where we cannot find joy or peace in our lives. Where a heavy darkness descends on our shoulders and weights us down. When the Darkness will not Lift is a book ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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I usually enjoy Piper for depth of insight. This was basic and not that helpful. For the price I was expecting more. The book is very small with larger print so there is not much here to give it value for the cost. Ler crítica na íntegra

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Página 36 - Give to the winds thy fears ; Hope, and be undismayed; God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears, God shall lift up thy head. Through waves and clouds and storms He gently clears thy way; Wait thou His time, so shall this night Soon end in joyous day.
Página 77 - Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take, The clouds ye so much dread, Are big with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head.
Página 55 - Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
Página 77 - GOD moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform ; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never-failing skill, He treasures up his bright designs, And works his sovereign will.
Página 20 - He wants my righteousness," for that was just before him. I also saw, moreover, that it was not my good frame of heart that made my righteousness better, nor yet my bad frame that made my righteousness worse ; for my righteousness was Jesus Christ himself, " the same yesterday, today, and for ever,
Página 22 - For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, ' 'because we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
Página 76 - The dying thief rejoiced to see That fountain in his day ; And there may I, though vile as he, Wash all my sins away.

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John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is teacher and founder of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don't Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Bloodlines, and Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

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