Often when we go through a time of change or tests, we can get discouraged and tend to think that God has abandoned us. When we read the scriptures, we see that God always had His men and women exactly where He wanted them. The same thing happens with us, we may see ourselves surrounded by difficult circumstances and think we are left alone. God has you exactly where He wants you! He is looking for a way to draw us closer to Himself.
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good (1 Thessalonians 5:16–21).
It is interesting to notice that Paul was writing to the Thessalonians because the believers were being persecuted, but he told them not to quench the Holy Spirit by not walking in God’s will for them.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-23
1 Timothy 4:13-16