There is a secret place of concealment with God. where He draws us into a season called The Dark Night of the Soul.
A path leads to this place of wilderness and the door closes behind us. We cannot find the way out and so we stay, for awhile.
In this secret wilderness His voice becomes muffled. He speaks but we don't fully understand His whispers.
He becomes elusive and so we pursue and seek after Him as He hides in the shadows.
What once was sure now trembles in a heart that no longer trusts its own voice.
The road of comfort is eroded by the heat of the sun and the grainy blasts from desert winds.
The Dark Night is a place where the strong are broken and then remade.
Self is stripped away until a soul falls depleted at His feet.
Self reliance comes to an end and it is then the gate is opened.
The Dark Night makes you unafraid of darkness forever more.