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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

God is not the author of confusion

Here's the thing I've learned.....sometimes it takes getting hit in the head with a brick.....but I get the point....eventually!!!
Back in December....maybe even November.....a lady at church said, regarding a certain situation that we were discussing...."God is not the author of confusion". I understood where she was coming from, and what she meant. Then...I used that same phrase with a friend of mine last week....and she understood (hopefully) what I meant when I was trying to help her with a certain situation.
But...here's the good part....I needed help in a certain situation of my own....a little "conflict" I was having....actually with myself....no.....between me and Satan!!!
So...I discussed this little problem with somebody, and they gave me a verse of scripture....didn't quote the scripture, just told me to go look it up.
And...guess what....yep....
another "It's not odd, it's God" moment:

I Corinthians 14:33
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace...


So....when you hear somebody recite a verse of scripture....and you think it might not have a thing in the world to do with you....personally.....right then....think again!!!
God is ALWAYS speaking to us.....and He knew the situation going on back in November....He knew the situation last week....and during both of those times....I was in need of understanding that He was not the author of confusion in my own life....it was Satan trying to convince me of something that was wwwaaayyyy wrong.
In His Love...and with mine!!!

18 comments:

  1. sometimes I create a lot of confusion for my self, sometimes I think of things that never even happen and worry myself sick over it and then over-think situations and make them more complicated than they really are.
    I think I over-analyze a lot.

    that saying "don't sweat the small stuff", I think it was meant for me! LOL

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  2. The last few months of 2009 have been almost unbearable. My husband and I have only been married a year and half and I hate to say it but things got so bad that I thought we wouldn't be able to conquer and overcome our problems. Thanks to the intervention of friends, family, and most importantly God, I know we will survive this.

    2010 is not going to be an easy year. We have a lot of damage to repair and a lot of doubt/ confusion to overcome. Just this morning I woke up and thought to myself "I'm afraid that I am not worth fighting for". Fortunately, in my moment of doubt I decided to call my amazing God-fearing mother-in-law who cited the same verse you cited above...

    I Corinthians 14:33
    "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace..."

    ...and I found strength again.

    so I Googled the verse and found this blog. I've never been very good and blogging but it feels really good to write my thoughts down and send them out into the unknown.

    I WILL be a testimony to my marriage. I WILL use this trial in my life to glorify my God. My marriage IS FIREPROOF!

    I AM WORTH FIGHTING FOR!

    Here's to two years going on forever.

    Happy New Year everyone. ( =

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    1. awesome!! i hope everything is going awesome for you two!

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    2. i hope everything is going awesome with you and your awesome

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  3. Dear AngelStar....I hope that you come back and read my comment back to you here. Yes, you are worth it!!! I've lived for many years feeling so inadequate...so very unworthy...due to some things that have happened in my own past...but GOD...but God loves us...and cares about us...and wants only the best for us...which is why my blog is called Jeremiah 29:11 (future and a hope)!!! Even though I don't know you...you've blessed me by leaving me a comment. Please stop back often. You're in my prayers!

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  4. Thank you for creating this blog. I was led to it for a reason. I will drop in as often as possible. Happy New Year! ( =

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  5. Another hard morning. Last night was New Year's Eve. I promised myself that I wouldn't bring her up. I wouldn't ask about this other women and allow her to ruin yet another holiday... however, as strong as I wanted to be, I was weak. We visited some friends and at one point during our conversation one of the women brought up a recent bridal shower that I was unable to attend... my girlfriend asked me in front of everyone "Do you know _____?" My body instantly stiffened and I did my best to reply with the most casual "yes" that I could possibly muster. My husband instantly tightened his grip on my hand. He knew I was on the verge of breaking down again. The atmosphere changed and everyone knew something was wrong. They continued their conversations as I sat there doing my best to hold the tears back. I had to excuse myself to the ladies' room. I instantly braced my hands on the sink counter, stared in the mirror and repeatedly told myself "Don't break down, you are stronger than this". I allowed myself the luxury of releasing a few tears but then I pulled myself together and rejoined our friends.

    It's not fair. I shouldn't have had to go through any of this. I have done everything a good wife should do, from household chores, contributing financially, and submissiveness in the bedroom. I've done EVERYTHING to be a great wife. Two months ago I was the happiest girl in the world. I was so happy that it shined. I miss that joy now. I desperately want it back.

    So, at the stroke of midnight, we said our toast and all the couples shared a kiss. Ours however was bitter sweet. My husband kept trying to reassure me that he loves me and that 2010 will be an amazing year. I hope so... I don't want this depression to rule the coming year. I don't want it to lead to arguments and even more sadness. If I let it get the best of me then I know it will ruin the marriage that is already damaged.

    Lord give me strength. I know he is sorry... I just can't stop the pain. As we drove home I simply asked if I could cry to just let it out. My husband understood and yet again I found myself crying in the car on our way home. When he asked me "why are you crying?" I simply said "It just hurts... it just hurts..."

    and it still does.

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  6. Dear AngelStar...I've counseled some ladies about their marriages and one thing that I've made clear...especially to one young lady in particular...was that until both are in sync with God...and admit their need and dependence on HIM...then, the marriage isn't going to work. I've said before that my own marriage would have been doomed many times if God hadn't been in the center of it!!! Marriage indeed takes 3...God...husband...and you!!! I continue to pray that God will ease your pain...and to help you begin to trust again. He's gonna get you thru this and you will be a much stronger Christian...and will have a testimony that will help other young married couples!!! Hang in there!!! Stop by anytime and "vent"....it's easier to do that with somebody you don't know sometimes!!!

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  7. AngelStar I don't know if you check to comments on this post anymore, but I'll pray for you too. There was a point in my marriage about 4 years ago that both of us were broken. We both had done wrong in our marriage and it came to a point where God had to break us. See we are suppose to be soft and pliable in God's hands. And when we aren't, when the clay is hard is has to be broken, ground down and made soft a pliable again. And that's what the Lord did. He had to bring us to a place where he could begin to mold us and make us again. We had to star new, from the begining. It was hard and satan still tries to bring those feelings back up again, but you have to tell him "get thee behind me satan". At the time when God broke us our walks started over again, this time for good. It was a new begining in our walk with the Lord. But its been 4 years since then, married over 7 now. God made this family - Matthew 19:6 says Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. If you allow God to work then it will be beautiful. I'd love to see what God is doing in your life.

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  8. GodlyBlessedTeacher6/11/2011 1:22 PM

    I'm not if anyone will read this as it looks as if it's been awhile since anyone left a comment on here but I just stumbled upon this site right at the time I think that I needed to. I've been fighting some deep depression due to some things that have happened over the last couple of years (the biggest of which was some devastating medical news) but my faith has kept me going and kept me strong. This week, literally the last 2-3 days I have been so depressed that I wasn't eating at all, crying, and just fighting off (with scripture and prayer) the feelings that I know satan (and even myself for sometimes allowing) keeps trying to taunt me with such as "you're not worthy", "you're not good (pretty, worthy, acceptable) enough" and bringing up painful reminders of insecurities and rejection that have happened in my life. I rebuked and continue to rebuke against satan and his attempts to steal my joy in the name of Jesus. But it's hard at times too when you're just "beaten down" so to speak and especially when you feel so immensely alone (as I do) though I know my Savior is with me and will never leave me EVER. I know satan wants to get me so confused and shaken that I will lose heart and stop being effective in my life of faith but I refuse to stop praying and giving my Heavenly Father the ability to help, change, and heal. He IS my all in all and He IS indeed the author of peace and not of lies and/or confusion. Thank you for this site. I ask you for your prayers, as well as prayers for a specific person, a wonderful man that loves the Lord, who satan is trying to confuse right now too. (I literally just read an email from him saying he was confused to which my response was -and right after I found this website too by the way- that confusion does not come from God.) I won't mention any of his specifics because they are not needed, as God knows who I am asking this request for. Thank you again for this site and I pray for God's peace to guard ALL of our minds and hearts as we continue to do God's work on this earth. Be blessed....

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  9. Dear Godly Blessed Teacher...please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I too, battle depression. So many of the things that you describe are planted in our hearts and minds by Satan...and He gets so much delight in dragging us down. He even makes us think that if we're Christians we should be battling depression. Well, we need to remember that in scripture there were many godly men who were depressed....Noah...and David...and Moses, just to name a few. Both you and your friend are in my prayers. I HOPE that you check back and read this. If you feel the need, please e-mail me personally at the address under "contact me" above! In His Love...and with mine....Deb

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  10. God only speaks harsh words where correction to bring us back on the right track but one thing is sure, in no circumstance will God seek to tear you down or undermine your self worth. You see He has made us in His image, you are fearfully & wonderfully made & God really delights in You. He's got plans for you, He thinks thoughts of good towards you & not of evil Jeremiah 29:11. There's only one whose ultimate goal is to kill,steal & destroy, the devil, do not let him win. Focus on the one who loves you so passionately & cheers you constantly to victory over every situation, God. Pray in the name of Jesus, resist the devil & he will flee from you. You are loved daughter.of Zion. Stay strong! You can do all things through Christ who gives you.strength.

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  11. God only speaks harsh words where correction to bring us back on the right track but one thing is sure, in no circumstance will God seek to tear you down or undermine your self worth. You see He has made us in His image, you are fearfully & wonderfully made & God really delights in You. He's got plans for you, He thinks thoughts of good towards you & not of evil Jeremiah 29:11. There's only one whose ultimate goal is to kill,steal & destroy, the devil, do not let him win. Focus on the one who loves you so passionately & cheers you constantly to victory over every situation, God. Pray in the name of Jesus, resist the devil & he will flee from you. You are loved daughter.of Zion. Stay strong! You can do all things through Christ who gives you.strength. Hope you get to read this & looking fwd to your testimony

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  12. God only speaks harsh words where correction is required to bring us back on the right track but one thing is sure, under no circumstance will God seek to tear you down or undermine your self worth. You see He has made us in His image, you are fearfully & wonderfully made & God really delights in You. He's got plans for you, He thinks thoughts of good towards you & not of evil Jeremiah 29:11. There's only one whose ultimate goal is to kill,steal & destroy, the devil, do not let him win. Focus on the one who loves you so passionately & cheers you constantly to victory over every situation, God. Pray in the name of Jesus, resist the devil & he will flee from you. You are loved daughter.of Zion. Stay strong! You can do all things through Christ who gives you.strength.

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  13. Thanks for this message. I've been very confused about my future. I'm studying animation but because of my near suicidal depression I've lost hope and I want to study something else. I've thought about: counseling, psychology, and radiology. I've also thought about returning to animation. I don't know what to do and I feel hopeless. I feel like I have no future and I feel like God has no future for me.

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    1. Feelings are misleading. Do NOT trust them and do NOT let them rule over you. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Regarding your future: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Jeremiah 11 says, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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    2. Dear Elmer, do NOT trust your feelings and do NOT let them rule you. Claim instead God's word. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Regarding your future: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Jeremiah 29:11 says, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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  14. The strangest thing to stumble upon this site. I needed every message, and every word. I have been confused about a man I am dating soon to marry. I am battling with insecurities of his past. He has changed and it is evidenced by his actions, But I can't let go for some reason. Every time we are doing really good I get sucked back into the thought of his past. I feel rejected, and insecure, and not good enough for him. I create problems in our relationship becase I overanalyze. I want so much for us to work because I know that he loves me but its so hard not to wonder will he do it to me what he has done in the past? I don't want to think this way but I cant help it. I'm praying that God will give me confirmation about this.....

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