Paul made this statement in his letter to the church in Corinth to make a point. The original Greek word "akatastasia" means confound, confusion, instability, or tumult. The worship services there had become disorganized and their motivations had turned more self-centered than God-centered. Paul gave specific instructions to guide them back to order and peace.
Yet this statement epitomizes God's character as well. He truly is a God of peace and desires the same in the lives of his children. As unequally yoked spouses, we often find we live in frequent states of confusion and even instability. Frequently we walk a fine line between our unbelieving spouse and maintaining our faith. This is part of the territory—something we must come to accept and deal with, but thankfully not alone. Even in these situations, God desires us to have peace.
The key is to keep our lives God-centered. Then we too can have peace, even in the midst of turbulent and troubled waters. We can always find our peace in Him.
Praying and believing,
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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!