I have found that a lot of modern day psychology is in sync with God’s will. For example, a lot of psychologist will encourage forgiveness and reconciliation.
However, I have to wonder how far the correlation is and how can one really do God’s will will there are never any guarantees of knowing exactly what it is.
For example (and I know there are a lot of holes in this example but please try and understand the point).
A young adult goes to university or colledge. And all of his teachers treat him unfairly and give him lower grades than he deserves. A modern day psychologist would say 'You have low self-esteem and the teachers pick up on that and once you change your self image, the teachers will no longer pick on you.
A strict Catholic would say ‘God is trying to teach you tolerance of others and even if the teacher fails you, don’t worry, God will take care of you’
So my dilemna is, I would really love to be a strict Catholic but it is hard when it seems so unfair. So… how much truth is their to the modern day psychologisy, when one can improve their self imagine yet God will not override the teachers free will. And on the other hand, it is hard to believe God’s will if for the young adult to always b picked on unfairly by the teacher when God is a loving God
So… in a nut shell, how does one really know God’s plan?