When Confounded Is Good

An old post with a new application. The issue of Syrian immigration and asylum has divided people across the world. Who is right? Who is wrong? God will reveal his thoughts on the issue, if we are willing ask and listen to his answer. What then becomes of our beliefs if he shows us that it is our thinking that is in error? Will we stubbornly cling to our thinking just to be “right”, or to stay aligned with our religious group, or because we prefer our stance to God’s? Or will we let go, and let him replace our thinking with his?

Cindi Gale

Sometimes our beliefs fail us. Sometimes that’s a good thing.

If we consider all our current views or theologies solid but God disagrees, it’s an improvement to be confounded. When our old patterns of thinking are disrupted, it’s an opportunity for God to show us his thoughts. While we’re grappling with uncertainty, our understanding can be corrected.

The Apostle Paul wrote: Romans 12: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

When we become flustered by life; when we are confused, agitated, and wish we could feel solid again, let God be the one to solidify those rattled foundations. Rather than return to the old, allow his Holy Spirit and Word to instruct instead.

What if we still don’t get it? — We try but…

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