How To Deal With Confusion
King David "A man after God's own heart"
- Thursday, 21 February 2013 22:50
To say the friendship between David and Jonathan is complex would be an understatement. However, many would agree that their relationship echoes our own lives. The life we planned, the one with 2.5 kids, a house with a white picket fence and a dog that didn’t poop everywhere, didn’t pan out for most of us- it became a little more complex. What I find interesting is that the name Jonathan means “a gift from God”. Since David (our) life didn’t turn out as neatly as he (we) wanted, God had a “Jonathan” waiting to help him (us) through the darkest hours.
Confusion is certainty’s greatest enemy. We see in 1 Samuel 20:30 King Saul attempt to tear away David’s certain help in his darkest hour. Saul accuses Jonathan of being confused; as a matter of fact he uses the word confusion twice in one verse! On our road back to wholeness, to completeness or to fulfillment; confusion will attempt to divert our attention from what is certain. Confusion will use facts to contradict our own facts. Saul stated the obvious fact to Jonathan that David would take his kingdom, but Jonathan chose to believe the fact that his relationship with David was more important! There are many facts in this world but only a single truth for our lives. Which will we chose to believe and live for?
I close with this thought…we are not all “David’s”, many of us are “Jonathan’s”. Don’t allow confusion to rob you any longer- discover the certainty that a life yielded to Jesus Christ offers. You can and will make it, because the Bible says that with Christ, all things are possible.
1 Samuel 20:30-31