Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, May 8th, 2011
Fear And Confusion (Part 2, Conclusion)
Days Of Confusion
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.
1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV)
In regards to fear or confusion, we must remember our home address: Strength and Courage Street, a.k.a The Kingdom of God. As His children, we live there. So does He, and He directs a 24-hour watch patrol of warrior angels that travel with us on every journey.

Even when we feel fear, we act in courage. 'Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, 'I am strong' ' (Joel 3:10).

Confusion is another matter altogether. It's like a mental straight jacket where the sleeves get longer and longer--until they twist around us, and we can't move. We can't think clearly.

Confusion must be cast off immediately. We have the power to do it, because we have 'The Mind of Christ' (1 Corinthians 2:16).

If we allow our cares to come before our prayers, even a child of God can become confused. The first answer? Prayer. The second answer? The spoken Word of God.

'We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ' (2 Corinthians 10:5).

'Those who diligently seek Me will find Me' (Proverbs 8:17). Then wait, until you hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk in it' ' (Isaiah 30:21).

'In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight' (Proverbs 3:6).

Confusion lifted. Course cleared. Remember your home address. Then 'Set your face toward' (Ezekiel 21:2)... your destination, and walk.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Fear and Confusion series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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