God is Not Confused

I love to remember that God is not confused. When I feel confused, unsure, or unable to know how to think properly about something, I think about how God is “greater than our hearts, and he knows everything” (1 John 3:20). I also remember David’s prayer in Psalm 139 for God to search him and know his heart and then lead him “in the way everlasting.” David recalled that God can “discern [his] thoughts from afar” (2) and searches out the paths he should take (3).

These words make me wonder if David felt confused, unsure, and unable to think properly about something. He appealed to God’s clarity, understanding, and clear paths. God is never confused. He is greater than our hearts and minds. When we cannot trust our ourselves, we trust God who is greater and knows everything.

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