We ARE o v e r c o m e r s. God restores
When one goes through a normal 'Dark Night of Sense/Soul' experience, it's critical to gently make the conscious decision, to remember this Truth above. The remnants of our 'old-man/false' self can conjure up thoughts such as: "You'll never get better, You'll always remain 'in-the-pit', You deserve to be where you are". Praise God for 1Peter5, which says that after we've suffered a little while, God will restore us. For dying to our 'old-self' and living in our 'new/true' (Ephesians 4) self, is a life-long, but glorious journey.