When all seems well, it is not strange that an individual is suddenly drawn into a place of isolation of the mind, through reflection of a recent event or the experiences of the past.
As believers, when we find ourselves in such condition, let us first be aware of this unseen battle we face in the mind. However, are we lords of our minds? No, so then, therein let us seek the greater than our minds, the Creator of the mind.
Lord, I do not like, nor fully understand the condition where with I find myself, but to You I surrender all. Lead me into Your words that You may speak through me, against that which I feel, for the edification and for the deliverance of that which I need. Let us be grateful that the Word of God is always closer for that which we need. Therein that which was then, will be for the edification for that which is now.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God has come to prove you, and that His fear may be before your faces, that you sin not.
Observe the structure of the verse above. The people are symbolic of us today, and they did not receive an instant remedy for their condition, instead they are told to fear not, or be not afraid. This in itself isn’t an answer, but a position of awareness in the individual. Fear not, he said, therein may our minds be jolted and awaken from a loop of despair. Having heard to be unafraid, now the mind awaits further insight.
Therein we learn:
For God is come to prove you.
After all, the despair, anxiety, fear, or pity, we feel at times is not for the destruction of us, but for the betterment if we understand it is but a test. Therein, we say within our hearts, though I am uncomfortable, fearful, or lonely, but Lord, I know you see, and you are aware of my condition.
So then, shall any perish in the hands of God? Certainly not.
Therefore, with understanding comes faith, through faith we learn patience, regardless of how we may feel. This we now know; God is watching our condition as a test for us.
Though uncomfortable, Lord, but I am waiting on your time. Lest I sin, the sin of trying to do more, and turning my condition worse.
For there are two forces in this world, good and evil. Since God is good and He is with us, the lesser force will not prevail, he is Satan and the father of lies and there is no truth in him. That which he speaks to our mind is to deceive.
Fear not: for God has come to prove you, and that His fear may be before your faces, that you sin not.
Let not our circumstance drive us away from the Lord, instead, let us draw the more, into His loving arms, through awareness and faith, and patience.