Christian theologians have always recognized that sins of omission, the failure to do what we know is right, incur the judgment of God (James 4:17). Our negligence and failure to think things through can cause many problems for other people and thus put us under the Lord’s hand of discipline. When we make plans, we should therefore make sure we have considered the ramifications of our actions.
When stress comes in major doses, it is not unusual for us to forget truths that may be quite precious to us—truths such as God’s unfailing love for us, His goodness, and His unvarying purpose to sanctify us. Ironically, it is in difficult times when we most need to know these truths. Pray that God will help you believe the Scriptures during trials.