Another must-read article from Dane Ortlund. The intro:
Every seasoned saint who walks deeply with God, I am coming to believe, has been through a very distinct experience.
I could call the experience 'adversity' or 'suffering' and that would be true but unhelpful. I have in mind something more specific, more penetrating.
I have in mind the experience of God's children when they walk through the deep valley of a single instance of adversity or suffering so great that it cannot be handled in the same way as the various disappointments and frustrations of life. This particular adversity passes a threshold that the garden variety trials do not reach.
Read the rest HERE.