Monday, August 10, 2020

"Dark Night of the Soul"

Perhaps you woke up this morning to one of those days (weeks....months) when it seems like nothing is ever going change and you really don't know where God is or why this is your life....

Dark Night of the Soul, title of a 16th century poem by St. John of the Cross, fits these days. And, by the way, they happen to the best of God's people so please know it's not just you.

A wise counselor wrote that suffering people not only need to know that God is with them, they need to see him.

Do you need to see God at work in your life? Do you need to know that he is with you?

Request a diary page from me. Each week I use one it's like a light in the night, giving me hope. It's very simple. You don't have to write to "Dear Diary" each day (although that's helpful too). Instead, you note any of the following:

  • 3 things you're thankful for 
  • 1 positive thing from the past 24 hours 
  • 1 Bible verse or thought you came across
  • a random act of kindness you did
  • a good song you heard

Not every day will include everything, but most days you'll have some things. And that starts to get encouraging. Just email the subject DIARY PAGE to me at and I'll send you the attachment. If you don't have a printer and need a paper copy please send me a SASE and I'll mail you some. Ferree Hardy, 122 Breckenridge Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841

Many thanks to a widow who requested a diary page for herself this morning. I need it too and the Lord used her to remind me. 

Do you need prayer? I sure do. This Covid junk is really getting to me. I haven't seen my kids for almost a year. Normally I'd have seen them in April.... Let me know what I can pray about for you and you please pray for me, OK? 

Quick update/ explanation for my absence the past few weeks: my old house is officially sold, praise the Lord, but everything we can't fit into our one-bedroom apartment is in storage. Which would be ok if the storage didn't cost anything. But it does. It costs more than our rent! So please pray we can find a suitable house soon. Thank you, I hope you'll email me about what I can pray for you. ❤ ferree


  1. Thank you! I’m going to email you a request for the page. I wake up fearful many mornings, wondering if I can ever make it in my own (financially). I live with my parents (in their 80’s) and NEED to be on my own and am praying it’s soon. God bless you for sharing information, suggestions, God’s word and your heart with all of us. Anita Landingham

    1. Anita, I will be praying for God to provide a place of your own and SOON! It must be a unique set of stressors you are dealing with. God bless you as you are under this burden, and as you minister to your folks. It's not easy I'm sure. Thank you for commenting, it's so good to be connected.

  2. I have emailed you and will be praying for you and your house. Thank you for your ministry even during the move!!

    1. Dear PB, I will send that diary page to you right away. And thank you for praying for this move and a new house for me. We looked at one last night and it was very pretty and a good size. It already had some offers on it! Although we could have made an offer too, we found out we couldn't move in until Oct. God gave me great peace to release it and just keep looking. So thank you for praying! Let's stay in touch.


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