Sept. 22, 2009
Comprehending God's Truth
The Lord speaks to us so that we may fully understand His truth. He has a specific message, and He wants us to grasp it carefully and completely. God doesn't speak in riddles; He speaks in a way that we can comprehend.
Now, we may not always understand everything He says to us. All of us struggle to interpret His message at times. However, we must realize that this difficulty is not because the message is foggy. Rather, it is because something in our own lives is blocking our ears or getting in the way of His truth.
Unforgiveness may prevent us from hearing God correctly. Fear, anxiety, doubt, and prayerlessness can also create spiritual "static" that clogs our ears. At times, though, the biggest distraction is our own minds—that is, our human tendency to figure things out for ourselves. That attitude can create a wall between our ears and God's voice, and it is a wall we must tear down.
Remember, the reason we can hear the Lord is because He put His own Holy Spirit in our hearts. You see, nonbelievers are not able to understand the things of God because they have only their human minds to use in interpreting. As Christians, however, we have the Holy Spirit, who works to make the Lord's communication clear to us.
Do you struggle to comprehend God's message? If you approach every challenge with determination to understand and master all aspects of the situation, the answer may be yes. Slow down. Surrender your anxious thoughts to Him, letting His wisdom fill your spirit—and your mind.
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