Day: September 13, 2011

Going Through Spiritual Confusion

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

Jesus answered and said, ’You do not know what you ask’ —Matthew 20:22

There are times in your spiritual life when there is confusion, and the way out of it is not simply to say that you should not be confused. It is not a matter of right and wrong, but a matter of God taking you through a way that you temporarily do not understand. And it is only by going through the spiritual confusion that you will come to the understanding of what God wants for you.

The Shrouding of His Friendship (see Luke 11:5-8). Jesus gave the illustration here of a man who appears not to care for his friend. He was saying, in effect, that is how the heavenly Father will appear to you at times. You will think that He is an unkind friend, but remember?He is not. The time will come when everything will be explained. There seems to be a cloud on the friendship of the heart, and often even love itself has to wait in pain and tears for the blessing of fuller fellowship and oneness. When God appears to be completely shrouded, will you hang on with confidence in Him?

“All I Have To Do Is Follow”

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

I will even make a way in the wilderness. Isaiah 43:19

When I tread an unknown maze and can discern no path I find myself humming a little chorus:

“My Lord knows the way through the wilderness;
All I have to do is to follow.
Strength for the day,
Is mine all the way,
And all that I need for tomorrow.
My Lord knows the way through the wilderness;
All I have to do is to follow.”

“Thou knewest my path.” “I being in the way the Lord led me.” “He leadeth me…” “Commit thy way…” Oh, the Book is full of it – My Lord knows the way!

Better still, He is the way. It was an African guide who said, “There is no way…I am the way.” My Lord offers me no road map to figure out alone. He Himself is the Way, and He goes along. That is so much better. I might get lost on a path, I need a Person. He is my Way and …

“All I have to do is to follow.”

by Vance Havner