Friday, August 5, 2016

Dark Night of the Soul

         Dark Night of the Soul

Everyone will be tested,
In ways unexpected.
Don't be surprised,
By the dark night of the soul.

World crashes in,
Collapse of mind, will, and emotions.
Soul and spirit broken,
In the dark night of the soul.

Never alone in our story,
Regardless of how gory.
There is One who walks beside,
In the dark night of the soul.

All that's been crushed and destroyed,
Instead from the ashes arose.
Resurrection of being,
Journey through dark night of the soul.

In life I have discovered there are multiple dark nights of the soul. Each is an opportunity wrapped in the harshness of living in a fallen world for restoration with God. In spite of my interpretation of the circumstance I am never, ever alone - God is always there. Just breath and lean into the moment, allowing God into the pain, sorrow, and grief. The wrestling in the moment with what will I believe, who will I believe is part of maturing and the journey.

About the Author:  Brian Bucks lives on a small horse ranch in Western Nebraska and is a husband, father, electrical engineer, and poet.

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