The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

What do I do when I am confused? How do I bring clarity to my situation? Sometimes, our world has just been turned upside down, and we are unsure what to do next. This can happen when I receive a negative diagnosis from the doctor, at the loss of a job, or at any other transition in life.  

Perhaps you have been through a very trying experience and remember that it took time to regain your equilibrium. The disciples had been through a traumatic experience when Jesus died and rose again; now, everything was changing. The time of walking with Jesus, as the disciples had previously known, was over, and now they were transitioning.

The Disciples Went Fishing

Our natural inclination is to return to something familiar when going through a difficult transition. The disciples were unsure what the future would hold as Jesus’ death and resurrection had changed everything. Several disciples had been fishermen, so Peter suggested they go fishing. John 21:Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.” “We’ll come, too,” they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night. [1]

Engaging in something we are familiar with allows a sense of peace and opportunity to listen to the Lord. It is often in a time of confusion that people are more open to listening to the Lord because they are searching. During this confusion, Jesus came to the disciples, bringing renewed clarity to their situation.  

The Lord is the Author of Clarity

No matter the situation we find ourselves in, the Lord brings peace and guidance as we seek Him.1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.[2] The Lord is always clear in everything He tells you because He loves you and wants you to be on the correct path. Our heavenly Father gave us His word to help us whenever we are confused and unsure what to do.

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” [3] When we involve the Good Shepherd in our lives, He leads and guides us so we can again see where we need to go in life. In addition, there are also times when the Lord calls us to be quiet so we can hear His still, small voice. Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God! [4]

When our minds are quiet, the Holy Spirit can speak to us or bring a passage of Scripture to our memory to enable us to see clearly. Above all, remember that the Lord is with you and at work, even when nothing seems to be happening.  

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[1-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Tyndale House Publishers.

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