Today's Reading: John 14
“God how could this happen?” “Don’t you care?” “Now what?” “What’s the use?” “It’s hopeless” There or similar thoughts are indicative of my five-step slide into spiritual defeat: disappointment, doubt, discouragement, depression, despair. For me, this downward descent into darkness and defeat would happen just before or just after some challenging situation, when I was most vulnerable emotionally and spiritually and somewhat drained physically and mentally. It always seemed to happen the same way. Some hope or expectation would be dashed by someone or some uncontrollable circumstance, resulting in deep disappointment.
Praying Jesus’ Words, “Why Have You Forsaken Me?”