I had a conversation recently. The person confided, “I want to connect with God. I’ve cried out to God, pleading for him to show himself to me. But there’s nothing. Where is God?” How do we connect with God? Do we connect with God through the Church and its traditions, special anointed individuals, biblical principles, timeless truths, or directly with our hearts?
Perhaps the scariest word in the modern western world today is “depression.” Robert Burton wrote a classic in the 1600’s called, “The Anatomy of Melancholy.” He writes, “If there is a hell upon earth, it is to be found in the depressed heart.”