Their was a time in my life, back in 1976, when I was an atheist. I could not trust in God because I did not believe in him. I trusted my own ability to solve my problems. I trusted my intellect -- my mind. God saw this misplaced trust and took my mind away from me at 2:30 PM EST Thursday, December 2, 1976. I went crazy. I was legally insane. I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital -- involuntarily. They literally hauled me away, bound hand and foot, in the back of a police car!
Well, thanks to good doctors, and family and friends that believed in me, I was only in there for about 10 weeks. It was at least 6 months before I started to feel anywhere near normal again.
That experience taught me a lesson. It taught me that I could not put my trust in myself, as it turned out that I was much more fallible that I would have expected. I truly believe that God saw I trusted my mind, so he took it away for a season, just to teach me a lesson: I could not trust the thing I had been trusting.