can you please help me out here… do you think when God speaks to us it can ever feel like fear, or confusion? for example, let’s say you believe something that is not true and God is trying to tell you what the truth is…how would He do this? from your experience, or what the Saints said, would He do so gently, or would it feel intense,harsh, kind of scary? would He threaten with hell?? I know the answer seems obvious, but I’m sort of going through (another :() spiritual trial right now and I don’t know what to think here. …if the thoughts you’re getting are causing you to distrust in God’s mercy, is this evidence the thoughts are not from God?
the reason I’m asking is, could it be that these negative feelings are the result of the person resisting what God is saying? OR, does it not matter, and even if the person resists, God would still lead them *gently *to the truth? If you’re a convert, what was it like for you?