Our first concern should be - is it well with my soul?
This is not a selfish attitude. If it is well with your soul you are in a good place and in that place you are able to deepen your relationship with Christ, to be a light in the darkness for others and an anointed vessel who can be useful in the kingdom of God.
Two situations come to mind.
Paul and Silas in prison in Philippi. It would have been easy - and understandable - for them to be discouraged, fearful, worried. Read the story in Acts Chapter 16. But at midnight they were singing praises and God worked a miracle. It was 'well with their souls' even if their circumstances were dark and their future uncertain. Within themselves it was well - and God broke through.
John, on the isle of Patmos. An old man, lonely in exile, cut off from fellowship with other believers. But he tells us - ' I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day' ( Revelation Chapter 1) and there came to him a revelation of Christ such as he had never known before. A revelation that has lived for millions down through the centuries.
Child of God, is it well with your soul? Your first responsibility is to make sure there is no cloud between you and your Saviour - and if there is a cloud, to turn your eyes to the One who can remove every cloud. If the cloud is there because of your own wrongdoing, He can cleanse and heal you. If it is caused by circumstances not of your own making or your own wrongdoing, He can make a way through, as he did for Paul, Silas and John and for countless others in the Scriptures and down through the centuries. Look to Him until the joy of your salvation returns and you walk in fellowship with Him.
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