Inwardly Perplexed… (Day 27 Acts 10:17-18)

“Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon’s house, stood at the gate and called out to ask whether Simon who was called Peter was lodging there.” (Acts 10:17–18 ESV)

Have you ever felt like Peter?  I suppose all believers at one time or another have been inwardly perplexed about spiritual things.  Maybe it was a deep mystery of scripture, perhaps it was a dream, vision, or feeling that came from deep within during a time of prayer.  Maybe you have stood in wonder as you pondered the question of why things happen the way they do, or when they do.  Peter was inwardly perplexed, but God was not.  God had already worked in the life of Cornelius to help Peter with his perplexed spirit.  In fact, the men had already been dispatched and were nearing the gate of the home in which Peter was residing.

Nothing catches God by surprise so whatever has caused you to be inwardly perplexed is no secret to our father in heaven.  He has likely already prepared the heart of another to help you as Cornelius helped Peter.  Maybe you are the Cornelius that God wants to use in the life of another as well.  Take heart Christian our Master is not perplexed even if we currently are.


About Pastor Pete

Pete is the senior Pastor of Cowboy Fellowship in Pleasanton Texas. He is also the author of The Absolute Basics of Christianity, The Living Lamp, and a co-author of The Modern Day Disciple Bible Study series.
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2 Responses to Inwardly Perplexed… (Day 27 Acts 10:17-18)

  1. Royce Hart says:

    Putting prepared people in one another’s path is one of the coolest things God does. It’s wonderful knowing that He coordinates so many folks to pull together for His purposes. All the groundwork (that so often seems meaningless at the time) leads to these fantastic revelations of just how “on top of it all” He really is, and just how much He loves us.

    Great post, and very encouraging!

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