MUFHH: Going Through Spiritual Confusion

Today’s post (Sept 12. 2011) stems from My Utmost For His Highest– a devotional sharing the ideas, teachings and preachings of our beloved Oswald Chambers.

There won’t be many words from me; simply a message I believe I should share with you. Luke 11 was yesternight’s meditation upon my bed; and was as well the pretext to the meditation shared in the devotional today. I’m sure you’ll be encouraged just as I was/am.

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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?

The Shadow on His Fatherhood (see Luke 11:11-13). Jesus said that there are times when your Father will appear as if He were an unnatural father?as if He were callous and indifferent— but remember, He is not. “Everyone who asks receives . . .” (Luke 11:10). If all you see is a shadow on the face of the Father right now, hang on to the fact that He will ultimately give you clear understanding and will fully justify Himself in everything that He has allowed into your life.

The Strangeness of His Faithfulness (see Luke 18:1-8). “When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8). Will He find the kind of faith that counts on Him in spite of the confusion? Stand firm in faith, believing that what Jesus said is true, although in the meantime you do not understand what God is doing. He has bigger issues at stake than the particular things you are asking of Him right now.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey Babe,

    You haven’t written in 5 days.. is this the reason why?
    Hmmm… Need someone to talk to?

    Let me know,
    Tyo

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      Hey T,

      You’re quick with posting comments.. at times anyway.

      I’m alright.. you know how it is.. I’ll be ok 🙂

      Thanks anyway.
      How have you been?

  2. Tyo says:

    No hello with 20 o’s?
    No display of affection?
    No 5 lines answering questions I didn’t ask?

    Où est tout l’amour?
    Où est mon bébé?

    Skype?

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      Tu a posé six questions sans faire une seule déclaration. Ce qui est nouveau..

      – online

  3. kayshawy says:

    Is this a love nest? 🙂 Hope I’m not disturbing???

    I enjoyed the post anyway….refreshing. Was in an argument with friends today where they concluded that Nigeria don’t need prayers, we need action! And I was desparetely trying to convince them that we can’t stop praying irrespective of the situation. Just like the judge who was overwhelmed with the perseverance of the woman….something to take back to my argument.
    I like how the scriptures are connected to bible gateway…really good. I should frequent here a little more to keep my sanity with all the blogs available today.

    Two thumbs up!

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      Haha.. don’t mind us.. there is nothing indecent going on here. Feel free to join us 😉

      Glad you liked it. Yeah, there is a lot of “refreshing” going on on this blog. Less entertainment perhaps, as on many other blogs, but enough food for the mind and soul.

      Remain blessed 😀

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