Topic: Free from Confusion [Joyce Meyer Devotional 31 May 2020]
For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. — 1 Corinthians 14:33 (NKJV)
Confusion is not from God—it’s one of the enemy’s tools to distract us. When we’re confused, it’s often because we’re trying too hard to figure things out in our own minds instead of trusting Him. He always offers us peace, not confusion. So, if you’re feeling confused, you can know that something isn’t right, and it’s time to go to God for guidance.
Maybe you’ve been trying to solve your problems in your own strength, without relying on Jesus. Thankfully He’s ready and willing to help, so you can surrender the struggle and entrust yourself totally to Him—He’s got your back.
Once you turn from your own efforts and reasoning to God’s grace, you open a door for Him to show you what you need to know to handle whatever problem or situation you’re facing. As you learn to rest in Him, you’ll find the direction you need.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for giving me peace instead of confusion. Help me to live in Your grace, knowing that You can handle whatever situation or circumstance I may face. Thank You for Your peace—I choose to receive it today. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
From the book The Power of Being Thankful Devotional – by Joyce Meyer