If you find yourself in a dark place, then the attitude of your heart must be not only surrender in will, but a willingness to be broken in spirit. This is so pleasing to the Lord. As we break in spirit we lose our “setness” and become pliable, flowing easily into the most intricate circumstance that He has brought about in our life. Here we are truly able to say, “I delight to do thy will, O God.” Our Lord has a purpose for the circumstance that we find ourselves in. He is producing within us a broken, yielded spirit to prepare us for a higher kingdom purpose. A surrendered will is one thing, and a broken spirit is another. The surrender of our will is a basic, underlying principle in the life of a consecrated Christian, and is the foundation upon which the Lord works. This surrender of our will is giving the Lord permission to order the circumstances of our life as He pleases. As we continue to say “yes,” He begins to put in motion a thousand circumstances both big and small to test our reaction in will and spirit. This He must do in order to produce within us a yielded, broken spirit. There is always the tendency for us to seek the easy way. We dislike disturbances and having to do things differently from the way we did in the past. It is only as we see Gods hand in our life circumstance that light enters into our hearts. Do not be surprised if the Lord brings you from a circumstance in which you have been blessed, perhaps for months or even years into some new place of dealings. He is very particular of your relationship to Him, He may refine you yet more as you are taken out of your comfort zone. To have a yielded will but and unbroken spirit is to simply endure the dealings while keeping the light hidden under the bushel (life circumstance). Even as you walk in darkness, I pray that the eyes of your understanding may be opened to His marvelous light which alone can bring you into Gods unique and eternal purpose for your life.