How Do You Know if God is With You?

My finances tanked in 2007. One way I can describe the suffering that ensued is that a friend, Christian Smeltzer, gave me $20.00 one time and I felt very rich, I couldn't believe I was holding $20.00 in my hands. In all this, I thought God was surely with me, and that He was allowing me to be afflicted, just like Job, to build me up. But I was challenged one day by another friend, Alphonse Kongolo. He said, maybe this is God, but maybe this is the devil afflicting you also. Didn't scripture say: I have been young, and now am old ; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken , nor his seed begging bread. - Psalm 37:25 Well, that night, I prayed like I had never [...]