Romans 8:25-31 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. 26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. For we are saved by hope; but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees why does he yet hope for?
As the saying goes, “you can’t see the forest for the trees” or in “Hind sight is 20/20”: meaning perfect vision, hind sight means “seeing behind you”. SO, that means that a situation is perfectly clear after it has passed.
It is extraordinarily difficult to see what God is really doing or where He is taking us when we are in the middle of a crisis in our lives; However and in particular, I believe, if that crisis is the process of coming out of spiritual deception it may well be one of the most difficult journey’s that we go through; in getting past the trees to see the forest and most times it feels like we are all swimming with sharks or truly running a gauntlet.
The wounds that have been inflicted by once beloved brethren who now are your enemy, the ridicule, shunning and self-doubts; losing one’s spiritual and blood family members, ministry etc. can leave anyone shaken and doubting if there is any truth that remains within us, or was it all lies?
Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
I can with all confidence say that coming out of false teaching, separating from and losing family, friends, ministry etc. being evil spoken of and all the hurt, wounding and doubt that goes with coming out of false teaching … it all pales in comparison to when God brings us through it all and out the other side, we see the fruit of all that God has worked in us. The healing, the discernment, the forgiveness, the growth, peace and the grace.
Romans 8:18&25 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.