Are you in a season of confusion? Perhaps you are seeking to make a potentially life-changing decision, or maybe you are simply feeling directionless. As a woman living through infertility, I find that I experience confusion on a regular basis. Either I feel unclear on where the Lord is leading me, or I feel as though I am immovable as I weigh our options.
The best step you and I can take when we are lost in the confusion is to bring our cares to our Lord and Savior. Pray through the Word with me as we battle the cloud of confusion that can so easily tempt us to despair.
Praying in the Confusion
Oh gracious Lord,
My mind is pulling me in numerous directions, and I’m growing weary of the mixed messages around me. I feel stuck, Lord, and I need your help.
Father, remind me of the truth that you are not a God of confusion but of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33). I thank you that you already know everything that I need (Matthew 6:32). Thank you that I can confidently approach your throne of grace in my time of need (Hebrews 4:16), and that you can quiet me by your love (Zephaniah 3:17).
Jesus, thank you that you are the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). As you desired not your own will but the Father’s will (Matthew 26:39; Mark 14:36; Luke 22:42), so let me echo your prayer in my state of confusion. May I remember your words: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world (John 16:33).” What a soothing word to my soul! Because of your victory over death and the world, I too can claim victory over this season of confusion.
Oh Spirit of truth, guide me and declare to me the things that are to come (John 16:13). And for the sake of your name, lead me and guide me (Psalm 31:3). Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me (Psalm 119:133).
I desire to trust you with all my heart, and I don’t want to lean on my own understanding; make my paths straight, Lord (Proverbs 3:5-6). Give me understanding that I may live (Psalm 119:144). I want the wisdom that comes from heaven: a pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, merciful, good, impartial and sincere wisdom (James 3:17). Thank you for generously giving wisdom when we approach and ask you (James 1:5). Thank you for being an almighty, good, sufficient Lord; I release all my burdens at your feet.
In Christ’s mighty name I ask these things. Amen.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (John 14:27)
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