Jack Levison on inspiration and life in the midst of despair and death

The poet and a pathetic Job know that inspiration survives among the cliffs of despair. It may be, in fact, that truth means the most in the heart of darkness rather than in spiritual spurts of mountaintop enthusiasm. It may be that praise means the most in the valley of the shadow of death, where grief stomps on our chest and makes it barely possible to breathe—and yet we breathe nonetheless.

Jack Levison, Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life, 25.

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