Our verse for today comes from John 7:27, ” However, we know where this Man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from. “
Someone said, ” Confused? Confusion is good. It’s an excellent place to learn something new from. ” Perhaps in response to that, one author is quoted as saying, ” If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius. ” I’m not sure about the logic involved in that statement, but I certainly get the point. Another humorous line says, ” Dear human, You get mad at me if I wake you, you get mad at me if I don’t. Sincerely, confused alarm clock. ” Owing to our culture of smart phones and text messages, many of us might relate to this sentiment, ” Not knowing what to text back, but not wanting the conversation to end. ” On a more serious note, one person said, ” I can’t tell if it’s killing me or it’s making me stronger. ” For the political season we are in, this line seems to apply, ” If you can’t convince them, confuse them. ” All too often, our circumstances reflect this sentiment, ” Life is like a confused teacher. First she gives the tests, then she teaches the lesson. ” And for those of us who feel as if we are stuck in the waiting room of life, yearning for a word from the Lord, consider these words, ” Until God opens the next door for you, praise Him in the hallway. ” It is certainly not uncommon for one to experience confusion. Our minds are finite, our access to information is limited, and our understanding of things unknown to us is virtually impossible. So to expect to be able to make sense out of everything that comes our way is unrealistic.
Even in our relationships with Jesus, it is likely that we will have moments when the way is unclear, our thoughts are muddled, and our hearts are pulled in opposite directions. It makes perfect sense to me that those hearing Jesus for the first time and seeing Him work miracles would be perplexed over what to make of Him in light of the prevailing winds of their day. But since God is not a God of confusion but of peace, He has a way of clarity intended for you. It’s likely that much faith will be involved, perhaps required. But if you will hang on tight to Jesus, He will carry you through your trial.
As we seek Him today, let your uncertainty and your inability lead you to Jesus for comfort and stability.