Sep 20, 2016

Dazed and Confused....

Life is not always clear.

We don't always have the answers at any given moment. We can spend hours in the Word of God, in prayer, and seeking counsel, yet still be very confused.

Recently, I found myself in this place. Nothing seemed to be clear. Nothing.

I sought the Lord in His Word. I sought Him in prayer. I sought counsel over this particular confusion.

Crickets.

During this time of confusion, I just went to what I knew...God is Good. God is Faithful.

I wrote those words over and over in my prayer journal as I searched for words to pray.

God is good. God is faithful. God is good. God is faithful. God is good. God is faithful.

There are times in our lives where we have to cling to what we know because nothing else seems clear. Nothing else makes sense.

Every single time I get into this place of not knowing which direction to take, what to do next...

I think of Moses.

God led Moses through the desert for FORTY years. FORTY.

Can you imagine??

I get frustrated after forty MINUTES of not knowing the solution to a problem. Moses had to wait FORTY years to see what God had promised.

In these times of confusion, we must stay obedient. We must just do the next thing.

So often our faith is walking in pure fog and just trusting that God is leading you even though the visibility is ZERO.

This shows our utter dependency on Him. Let me repeat mainly for myself....This shows our utter dependency on Him.

He is molding us. He is taking His chisel and refining our character, our spirit, and our likeness to Him. When we feel absolutely directionless, I believe He is doing some serious fine tuning of our hearts.

Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. Deuteronomy 8:2

Be still. He often tells us. Be still.

It's hard to chisel something that's moving.

We must stop. Be still. Obey in whatever comes next.

Each step will lead us to Him. Just like He led Moses and the Israelites through the dark. Through the valleys. Through the wilderness. He will lead us.

Confusion is not from Him. Confusion comes when we try to figure out in our earthly little minds the perfect will of God and we get frustrated. We can never understand what He is doing. But, we can trust Him. He is good. He is faithful.

God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33

We can still have peace without knowing all the answers. We can still have peace without clarity. It is not clarity that we need, it is trust.

Are you in a season of confusion? I have been there. Still visit a lot.

Stop looking for clarity, and look for Him. When you find Him, you will find Peace.

His Peace will sustain you.

It helps to just write it down, or say it out loud to the Lord over and over.....

I trust You.
You are Good.
You are Faithful.


peace over clarity,


jill