Isaiah 26:3—With perfect peace You will protect those whose minds cannot be changed because they trust You (GWT).
Confusion never comes from God. The cord of confusion is always plugged into the outlet of self, a self that is not grounded in God. One does not become confused as to what new things to buy (the maze of materialism), when focused on Christ who says “Don’t collect for yourselves treasureson earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal” (Mat. 6:19).
One does not incur confusion by seeking authority (the power pit), when listening to Christ who says, “All authority has been given to me . . .” (Mat. 28:18). One does not find love hopelessly compromised (the lair of lust), who agrees with Job “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl” (Job 31:1 NIV). One does not grope in grayness (the den of deceit), who can say, “let God weigh me in honest scales and He will know that I am blameless” (Job 31:6 NIV).
We lack understanding when we seek destinations God did not call us to; when we do that which God never sanctioned. We promote ignorant pride when we attempt to go where the Lord would have us but disregard asking Him for directions. If you feel trapped by indecision or bewildered by life, stop! Go to the Author of Truth. He will give you the wisdom you need to walk and the peace that passes all understanding.
If after you have received the Holy Spirit, you try and put other things first instead of God, you will find confusion.—Oswald Chambers in Studies in the Sermon on the Mount
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)