In the perplexing times what do you do? How have you coped?
Did you come out triumphant?
We all go through the perplexing times, and what we do in our perplexing times determines our status in Christ. It determines whether we are victorious or we have to build more faith to stand the next round of perplexing times.
Look at what the Apostle said "In every way having been troubled, but not having been hemmed in; having been perplexed, but not utterly at a loss; having been persecuted, but not having been forsaken; having been thrown down, but not having been destroyed."
In the scripture above, in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, the Apostle Paul talked about being perplexed but not utterly at loss.
It takes a revelation from God not to be discouraged during a perplexing time.
I want to also bring you the message bible translation of this scripture to give you a clearer view, "We've been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we're not demoralized; we're not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we've been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn't left our side; we've been thrown down, but we haven't broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus' sake, which makes Jesus' life all the more evident in us. While we're going through the worst, you're getting in on the best!"
Our God is a God who patiently and carefully accomplishes all that needs to be done in our life, in the same way He created the world in seven days instead of one, two or three days.
So during the periods when God is busy working out something for us; because we are not focused, not in tune or not being still, we definitely stand to be perplexed in that period, because we simply do not understand what is going on, we cannot comprehend why stuff is not working out despite being in church every Sunday, attending the week day teachings and constantly listening to our favorite televangelist.
However, if we come to the point where Paul got to; it is very easy not to fret ourselves during the perplexing times because we know that if we do not become confused and indeed perplexed as Satan wishes, Christ will be glorified in our lives.
Saul was in such a perplexing situation when he set out to search for his family's' donkeys, as narrated here "Kish owned some donkeys, but they had run off. So he told Saul, "Take one of the servants and go look for the donkeys." Saul and the servant went through the hill country of Ephraim and the territory of Shalishah, but they could not find the donkeys. Then they went through the territories of Shaalim and Benjamin, but still there was no sign of the donkeys," 1 Samuel 9:3-4.
In that situation he listened to counsel and made the decision to seek the face of God through the Prophet Samuel and through that, he found the will of God for his life.
Our Lord Jesus faced the perplexing times but through it all He kept connected to the Father and He did not miss the glory, He received the strength to go through that dark alley, at the end of which He was lifted up.
Read this "Christ was humble. He obeyed God and even died on a cross. Then God gave Christ the highest place and honored his name above all others. So at the name of Jesus everyone will bow down, those in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. And to the glory of God the Father everyone will openly agree, "Jesus Christ is Lord!" Philippians 2:8-11.
Are you perplexed, do not throw up your hands in despair because there is a change of destiny for you around the corner, just keep your eyes focused on the Hill and remain STILL, and you will not miss the glory.