When you are in the dark places of your life, Sarah Van Diest offers a companion for the path you are walking. You will find a voice of comfort and truth to call you back to the light, to help you see that you are never alone, never too far gone, and never unloved. This collection of 31 devotions doesn’t minimize the reality of your struggles, but rather points you to where God is—walking right alongside you. Receive this hope in the pain, God in the Dark.



God in the Dark

You Are Never Alone.

For the eyes of the LORD run to and from throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. – 2 Chronicles 16:9

God in the Dark


Sarah Van Diest is a writer and editor. She’s the mother of two boys, stepmother to three more, and wife to David. Sarah wrote this book as letters to a dear friend whose life was turning upside down. She’s done this for years for numerous friends and will continue to, Lord willing. It’s her gift to them. It’s hope written down.

“In the darkness, I needed to know so desperately that I wasn’t alone. And most of what I found in the darkness is light to me today.” – Sarah Van Diest

  • In your hands, you hold an epiphany. It is Sarah’s, and it is yours. Instead of glossing over long-read Scriptures and offering smatterings of platitudes and pretty prose, Sarah excavates the text, strips it to its sinew, and offers it back to you as a song. At least that’s the effect it had on me.

    Mary DeMuth, author and speaker

  • Perceptive insights and poignant moments weave their way through the tapestry of Sarah Van Diest’s touching new book, God in the Dark. This book beckons all, for none can escape those seasons when we struggle under the debilitating cords of discouragement and even despair. Don’t miss the uplifting light in God in the Dark!

    Bruce Wilkinson, president, Teach Every Nation, author of The Prayer of Jabez

  • Read God in the Dark. Gift it to your loved ones and friends. Snuggle with it in your darkest hour, catch the light of God’s love for you, and live free!

    Thelma Wells, MDiv, PhD (Hon.), professor, author of 40 books, including Don’t Give In…God Wants You to Win!, founder of Generation Love: Divine Explosion conferences and Mentoring at the Lake with Mama T

  • Sarah Van Diest’s God in the Dark is penetrating, powerful, illuminating—dispelling the dark and healing the soul! This book is a shining beacon of heavenly light!

    Timothy R. Jennings, MD, author of The God-Shaped Heart: How Correctly Understanding God’s Love Transforms Us EDITS MUST BE APPROVED BY ENDORSER

  • Through Scripture and then her own reflection, Sarah compassionately yet confidently assures us that while we all have those times of walking in the hard, dark seasons of life, God is always there waiting to hold, guide, and at times carry us through, all the while taking us deeper in our relationship with Him.

    Dr. Michelle Bengtson, neuropsychologist, author of Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Depression

  • With penetrating insight and pointed prose, my friend Sarah Van Diest has crafted an invitation into the dark. Not an invitation to live in the dark, but an invitation to crack open the door and let the light pierce the darkness. This beauty of a book makes being in the dark so much more hopeful. Highly recommended.

    A. J. Swoboda, PhD, professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus Church in urban Portland, Oregon