We want the clouds to part and the light of God’s countenance to shine into our souls to show us where we are, and what we are, and make it clear that we are still interested in the love of the Father, the blood of the Son, and the teachings of the Holy Ghost. It is here we often return to the word of God’s truth for enlightenment.
Light arises in the darkness for the upright… — Psalm 112:4
We sometimes get into such dark paths that we seem altogether lost, and feel as if there were no more grace in our souls, like one who is still dead in trespasses and sins. And whether we look back at the past, or view the present, or turn our eyes to the future, one dark cloud seems to rest upon the whole.
In those moments, with all our searching, we cannot find to our satisfaction that we have one spark of true religion, or one atom of grace, or one grain of vital godliness, or any trace that the Spirit of God has touched our consciences with His finger.