..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)



Thursday, September 13, 2007

Oswald Chambers on Spiritual Confusion

There are times in spiritual life
when there is confusion, and it is
no way out to say that there ought
not to be confusion. It is not a
question of right and wrong, but a
question of God taking you by a
way which in the meantime you do not
under stand, and it is only by
going through the confusion that you
will get at what God wants.

The Shrouding of His Friendship.
Luke 11:5-8. Jesus gave the
illustration of the man who looked
as if he did not care for his
friend, and He said that that is
Heavenly Father will appear
to you at times. You will think He
is an unkind friend, but remember
He is not; the time will come when
everything will be explained.
There is a cloud on the friendship
of the heart, and often even love
itself has to wait in pain and tears
for the blessing of fuller
communion. When God looks completely
shrouded, will you hang on in
confidence in Him?

The Shadow on His Fatherhood.
Luke 11:11-13. Jesus says there are
times when your Father will appear
as if He were an unnatural father,
as if He were callous and indifferent,
but remember He is not; I have
told you - "Everyone that asketh
receiveth." If there is a shadow on
the face of the Father just now, hang
onto it that He will ultimately
give His clear revealing and justify
Himself in all that He
permitted.


My note: We have no idea how much
God loves us. What we see as chaos
or the absence of God is neither.
God is trying to get at things
deep within us. We should not waste
our energy mulling the disasters
that appear to have befallen
us, but instead, looking for
the goodness of God and sight
to discern His coming to us
in ways that we do understand.
His love, nevertheless, undergirds
it all. You are safe. Trust that.
Trust Him. --RM


Oswald Chambers
trust in God

1 comment:

Mike said...

Thay you. I'm happy to have found your blog. God really spoke through this post. I needed to hear that.