Friend, all we need to really know in life, is that God desires we turn our face towards Him, and learn of Him.
He will do the rest when we do that. The multitude of issues, problems, interests, people etc we have in our lives keep us from seeing God; and those same "things" get in the way of us having victory over them!
God has His hand outstretched towards us all the time. He wants us to run to His hand and lovingly take it.
But we have our back turned to that hand.
We inwardly know it is there, but we are rebellious children, gone astray and we do not want His Help until the very last second!
Friend, be a seeker, a humble searcher for Knowledge about God before you get into deep troubling territory and become truly lost.
Enter into a time of wondering and ask, "God, are you there? Do you love me?" "Help me in my unbelief!"
Give Him a chance to answer you in His Timing and in His Way.
Go about your days in wonder and awe at the Holy Beauty of creation, as you wait. Be certain that He exists - it's called FAITH.
Pay attention to the thoughts in your mind. Not the ones that say, "He doesn't care about you," but those that challenge you to believe.
He will answer you in a Way that is designed especially for you.
You will begin to see His Hands at work all around you. Talk to Him and thank Him for your new insights and revelations.
That softened heart and stance, He is able to respond to.
Your answers will come as you open your heart to Him; He will enter in and begin heart-cleaning.
Out will go negativity, anger, hate, anxiety and depression.
His touch will usher in Joy that permeates your whole being not for just a moment, but forever. It will sustain you in the darker moments that must come in order for others to find Him too.
During this time you will most likely begin to understand that all that is bad in the world must be given the name "evil."
Evil has a master also; Satan the fallen angel Lucifer who allowed pride to become his god.
Pride will bring us down. God is angered by a prideful heart because He Who Is Almighty has been denied in the prideful heart.
Scripture Verses on PRIDE.
Proverbs 11:2 - [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom.
Proverbs 16:5 - Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Proverbs 29:23 - A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Proverbs 16:18 - Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Galatians 6:3 - For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
James 4:6 - But He giveth more Grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth Grace unto the humble.
Proverbs 27:2 - Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Proverbs 26:12 - Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
Philippians 2:3 - [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Proverbs 8:13 - The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Jeremiah 9:23 - Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise [man] glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty [man] glory in his might, let not the rich [man] glory in his riches:
1 John 2:16 - For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
Romans 12:16 - [Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Remember these Words of Wisdom from the Holy Scriptures; apply them to your heart, mind, body and soul and God will be glorified in your restraint. Correct your "self" until there is no pride in you.