Why am I so confident this morning? On what does my confidence depend? I’m glad you asked. I depend on a WHO, that is my God and Savior, and a WHAT, that is God’s Word. And the good news is, you can depend on God and His Word also.
IN WHO? Confidence in my Leader. For those who may not know me personally, but read this blog, my confidence is in the Lord God Almighty. I chose to follow Him almost 75 years ago. It’s been a joyful journey.
These lyrics of an old familiar gospel song keep ringing in my ears. I think it was made famous by the Downings, and written by Andrae’ Crouch.
“When trouble is in my way, I can’t tell my night from day, when I’m tossed from side to side, like a ship on a raging tide, I don’t worry, I don’t fret, my God has never failed me yet. Troubles come from time to time, but that’s alright, I’m not the worrying kind because I’ve got confidence, God is gonna’ see me through. No matter what the case may be, I know He’s gonna’ fix it for me. I’ve got confidence, God’s gonna’ see me through, no matter what the case may be, I know He’s gonna’ fix it for me.”
IN WHAT? Confidence in the Bible, God’s Holy Word. God’s Word is filled with promises. Remember, God promised His people that if blood was marked on the doorpost of their homes, the death angel would pass over their house and family; they would not be destroyed. We are rich with the promises of God. He will care for us. He will help us. “The B-I-B-L-E, yes, that’s the Book for me. I stand alone on the Word of God, the B-I-B-L-E.”
Andrae Crouch’s second verse speaks of sickness, loss, despair, sleepless nights, trials, no song, and troubles. And Job still had confidence in the God he served. It matters not what we may be going through because if we have a relationship with God and His Word, God will make all things work for our good and His glory. He will see you through. God still cares. And He has never failed us, nor will He ever. Put your confidence in God and His Word. That’s what I’m doing.