Jesus - Hope for the Confused
John 14: 25-27; Matthew 7: 7-8 (NIV)
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
The disciples and followers of Jesus must have been confused when Jesus said He was going away and would be coming back. He told them the Holy Spirit would come in His name and would teach them things and remind them of everything He taught them. (John 14:25-27) Jesus gave us the reassurance that even though He would no longer physically be here to answer questions, we can have clarity in times of confusion by talking with the Counselor, the Holy Spirit. Jesus said the Holy Spirit will be here to remind us of the things He has already told us. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)
During your spiritual walk, there will be times of confusion. Instead of avoiding it, denying it, or trying to answer it on your own, spend time with the only person that can truly answer; God. When we go through times of confusion or lack of understanding, we have two choices- run from it or run fully into it. Surrendering to the process of allowing God to walk you through the unknown and confusion will reveal God’s unshakeable faithfulness. He will take you through it to the other side (answer) if we trust that He has a good plan in mind. He who has begun a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)
By: Whitney Faul