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You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.

Psalm 31:22


22 For I said ['amar] in my haste [chaphaz], I am cut off [garaz] from before [neged] thine eyes [`ayin]: nevertheless ['aken] thou heardest [shama`] the voice [qowl] of my supplications [tachanuwn] when I cried [shava`] unto thee.  KJV-Interlinear


22 As for me, I said in my alarm, "I am cut off from before Thine eyes"; Nevertheless Thou didst hear the voice of my supplications When I cried to Thee.   NASB


God is always present, regardless of the circumstances that you face from day to day in your life. Even when you fall apart as suggested here in this verse, God is only a prayer away. However, when you have some form of sudden distress, then realize that even though you may have sinned as a result, that can be corrected just as quickly with a confession to God the Father.

God the Father is the only one authorized to receive confessions. Not priests, not family, not strangers or friends, not even grandma.

Haste, ‘chaphaz,’ means fear as in being startled, sudden reaction as in without thought, spontaneous. And no matter who you are, we are all subject to sudden fear, especially when something comes along and catches us off guard.

When sin strikes, you are instantly out of fellowship, and therefore no longer before Gods eyes, so to speak.

That does not instantly throw you defenseless into the mire of the world.

God is pretty smart and knows the pattern of your life. Often times an unexpected event sends us into anxiety or panic, and it takes a bit of time to stabilize yourself emotionally.

Training with doctrine helps you to recover your poise, to confess and recover your spiritual status. But more important, when you have established a pattern of bible study and advancement in your spiritual life, then your mind works quickly, and keeps on working. You keep thinking, and searching and considering your options under the circumstances.

If, you do not have an established pattern of a spiritual life, then your mind can become dulled with age and your reactions can fall into the mire of the world without recovery.

In either case, God knows you. He will either be there immediately to help, or to help you figure out your situation, by means of your thinking, or perhaps something else will be provided.

Remember, God gave you a brain and expects you to use it. God has likewise provided for all of the resources that exist in this world and expects you to use those as well.

Spiritual growth reinforces your thinking and discernment and objectivity. You search for a solution, and you keep searching for a solution.

The lack of a spiritual life, makes things a bit more difficult, needless to say. If your spiritual life is dysfunctional or more or less non-existent, then when trouble strikes suddenly and you panic, then you are not thinking of solutions. You are thinking of flight or running, and that can lead to even more trouble for you, especially when fear or hysteria have seized control of you.

There are many benefits to having a functional spiritual life. Besides clarity of thought and discernment, there is the God backed support that will make the trouble more tolerable and even a blessing.

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