It’s all going down; beginning to look like GOD is nowhere to be found, like He has gone away on a long vacation from my life… and then those silly questions begin to rear up their heads in my mind, “was He ever real?, does He really exist?, …but what of all those personal miracles and breakthroughs….., maybe they were just pure luck….”, and on and on the thoughts kept swirling around in my head.
Hmmmm, don’t the devil just like it when times like this arises in the life of a believer. “Times” which gives him room enough to whisper doubtful words into one’s inner ears thereby causing many believers to fall away…going back to their ‘vomit’.
Although, most of the time, it truly takes the Spirit of God to keep any man still standing firm during and after this ordeal.
“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.”
Even Jesus had the Spirit’s backup when He was about to face the tests of the devil while on earth. Which only goes to show that we need the Holy Spirit with us always and even while facing trials and temptations, in order to successfully overcome them like Jesus did.
Brethren, when GOD becomes silent while we’re undergoing our life tests and we begin to say all sorts of negative words (blasphemy) to Him, behaving like a “spoilt brat”, it only goes to show the level of our self-centeredness because those times – “dark nights of the soul” are definitely not when we should be far from GOD but when we should actually draw more nearer and closer to Him.
8 I go east, but he is not there.
I go west, but I cannot find him.
9 I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden.
I look to the south, but he is concealed.
10 “But he knows where I am going.
And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold.
11 For I have stayed on God’s paths;
I have followed his ways and not turned aside.