In Dark Nights

I visited with a person who is in the midst of what was self- described as a “dark night of the soul” with depression and some health problems. I was reminded of something that I was told years ago by a pastor in a time of “darkness”……He said, “Go into the grave. Die to yourself. It is better to be in the darkness where God is than to be in the light where he is not.” I learned then that dark nights will come and go, but God is always with me. I must walk by faith, especially when what I can see in the light makes no sense at all.