1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
*Another version says, God is not a God of disorder (NIV).

When we think of confusion or disorder, some of the things that come to mind are strife, layoffs, inclement weather, premature death, etc. Some of us tend to ignorantly or angrily blame God for these things but as we can see, God is not responsible for confusion or disorder. We think because God created the world, He’s in control over everything that happens in the world. That’s not true.

In Genesis 1:28, God gave mankind dominion and authority over the earth. Mankind sinned and through that sin, we gave our dominion and authority over to Satan (Luke 4:6). Jesus came and sacrificed Himself for our sin and got our authority back from Satan (Col. 2:15; Luke 10:18-19).

Unfortunately, people tend to forget Satan is still the prince of this world and his goals are to steal, kill, and destroy (John 12:31; John 10:10). Our authority, through Jesus Christ, gives us the ability to overrule Satan’s power, but a lot of us don’t use that authority; therefore, confusion and disorder invade our lives.

Let’s not blame or give God the credit for the negative things we experience. Let’s use our authority to destroy Satan’s grip over any part of our lives and over everything negative thing we see in the world.