God is not the author of confusion. We are not given a spirit of fear.
If you are confused then you are trying to figure something out yourself and have crossed the line from attentive concern into “worry”. If you are in fear, then you aren’t trusting God.
When you realize you are confused and in worry, you should stop yourself and cast your cares on Him.
How do you cast your cares on Him?
Casting your cares on Him is not the same as “blowing it off”. Casting your cares on the Lord is taking action in Faith and Trust that God will be there to help you through it. More often than not, a solution will present itself or come into your mind that you would never have considered by yourself.
1. refocus your mind on God, He will keep you in perfect peace
2. pray, ask God for His wisdom in dealing with the situation. He gives wisdom liberally to all who ask
3. praise God, worship God
4. thank God that He is there for you to help you
5. get the focus off of yourself, refocus on loving others
6. seek God and His kingdom first, and everything else will be added to you
7. encourage yourself in the Lord
8. when you know not how you ought to pray, pray in the spirit
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1Co 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Mat 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.
1Jo 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Isa 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Judges 20:22 – And the people the men of Israel encouraged themselves, and set their battle again in array in the place where they put themselves in array the first day.
1 Samuel 30:6 – And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
Jude 1:20 – But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost
Romans 8:26 – Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Philippians 4:6 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.