‘The pit’ is a term used 18 times in the book of Psalms. It is a place of utter darkness. Cut off from family, community and unable to exercise control over our own lives, we often feel helpless and powerless when we are in this place.
The pit may be a place of Sickness
A place of Abandonment
A place of Guilt
A place of Imprisonment
A place of Depression
A place of Debt
A place of addiction
In the psalms the pit describes a hopeless situation.
Where have you experienced the pit? In the darkness, in the silence, can you feel the presence of someone there with you?