“…God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…” (I Corinthians 14: 33)
Peace is God’s presence and purpose. His creation was made to harmonize, to manifest His goodness, perfection, and Love. God made us to know and express this peace that is His own nature, the very quality of His own eternal ever-presence.
Confusion has no divine authority. God is not the author of chaos, lack of understanding, or conflict. The belief that the perfect Mind would create or tolerate confusion is false and without power. He does not require us to agonize over life and its questions or to feel uncertain in His direction. God is always leading us to peace, through peace-filled ideas.
Let’s not give confusion a divine source. Let’s not accept that uncertainty and fear and ignorance are God’s intention for us or that we must suffer with human doubts in order to find our way. God’s voice is full of peace. This is how we know Him and this is how we truly know ourselves.
You are not the child of confusion. You are the child of peace and you can hear God’s word clearly in the stillness of His tender words; you can feel this true peace in the awareness of His love, His control, His own purpose—one which can’t be lost or missed.
Rest in the serene sense of God’s kindness and wisdom. We don’t have to wrestle with things we don’t understand in order to find our way. God’s guidance is clear and certain and resonates naturally within us. Peace is the reality of your life, and it is present here and now for you to know and feel and to share with the world as well.
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