Have you ever been confused? Silly question, I know. Merriam-Webster defines confused as; disturbing in mind or purpose. As I reflected on the world today, many people and things can pull you in a direction that can lead you down a path of confusion outside of His Word and purpose for life.
Today’s Reading: Genesis 38-39, Psalm 108, and Galatians 1
I recently talked to a friend about the tug of various influences in my life that had me feeling overwhelmed and confused about what direction to approach. We then got into the conversation of spiritual warfare and its impact on all of us. We talked about the devil and his schemes to make us a question and feel confused when things are not going as planned. We reminded each other that the devil is searching for ways to impact our walk with the Lord daily. I left the time we shared with an additional resource to keep from this temporary state of confusion. One that I plan to get started on today. The Weapons of Our Warfare by Kenneth Scott.
I share this recent conversation and resource because of the reminders shared by David and Paul today in our reading.
Psalm 108:12-13 O give us help against those who hate us. For the help of man is worth nothing. 13 With God’s help we will do great things. And He will break under His feet those who fight against us.
Galatians 1:6-7 I am surprised you are leaving Christ so soon. You were chosen through His loving-favor. But now you are turning and listening to another kind of good news. 7 No! There is not another kind of good news. There are some who would like to lead you in the wrong way. They want to change the Good News about Christ.
The Truth and importance of not straying from His Word. Trying to figure it out myself, relying on my resources, or not seeking His direction through prayer can confuse me. Our Peace, Hope, and Truth can only come from Him. Nothing in the world can provide what we think we are looking for. An enemy is prowling daily, trying to get us confused about what we should believe, trust, and understand about our lives.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6:9-13