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ROBERT E. MANER

THE DARK TUNNEL OF DEPRESSION

Jesus will walk with you down your long dark tunnel. At first even His presence may seem far away. But if you look, and feel, He is there. Right by your side you can feel Him standing there.

Suppose you had to walk this path alone? But you don’t — He is actually there. You can talk with Him. Share your bitterness, your anger, your guilt. Tell Him how depressed you are. Tell how afraid of the darkness you are. Tell Him how lonely you are.

He provides courage in that dark tunnel life has forced you to walk…

While you may see no light at the end of your tunnel, you never know when the tunnel will curve. And right around that curve may burst the light of a great new day. You cannot see it from where you are right now, but it is there.

Then, too, every tunnel ends someplace. Otherwise it would just be a cave. And life is definitely not a cave for the Christian. Jesus verified that by His resurrection. Listen

closely and you may hear His voice bidding you to quicken your pace.

I remember a time of tunnel walking years ago. The darkness was suffocating — so dense I could feel it. No light at the end of my tunnel could be seen. I prayed — or tried to — but

I couldn’t seem to get through the ceiling. Sleep was impossible, so I went outside and walked around in the night.

When I looked up, the stars were all there. Not one was missing. I thought surely there would not be one left, but I was wrong. And the God who put them there was also right where He had always been.

The next morning the sun rose just as it had always done. The birds were singing, too. Not even they failed me. The day came when the tunnel took a sudden and unexpected turn. There was light — lots of light. There were answers to prayers, too. It didn’t happen overnight, but it did happen.

Your tunnel will have light at its end, faithful Christian.

Just keep walking.

Robert E. Maner,

 as quoted by Barbara Johnson in

“So, Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy”













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Light at the End of the Tunnel Light at the End of the Tunnel (Pedestrian)