Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Absolute Confidence in God 2/19/2013

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread?"  Psa 27:1

What a joy it is to have absolute faith and confidence in God, even in the presence of trial, tribulation and danger.  Far too often, we, as Peter did when walking on the water toward Jesus, take our eyes off of him and find ourselves being overtaken by our circumstances.  The Psalmist shares with us that this need not ever be.

Beloved, as we continue to pursue spiritual maturity and completeness in God, we should always be mindful that earthly life is not the destination nor the pinnacle of our existence.  The Bible records,      "What is your life?  It is even a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away," James 4:14.  There is no comparison between the time we spend going about our busy lives day to day and the reality of eternity.  When one considers that God made all things, that He has a plan and that plan involves you, it becomes easier to trust Him and to look forward to receiving the promises He has made to us.  With this perspective, the relative small things (and even the big ones) that can sometimes tie us into knots fade into insignificance because we know something of the great things we have in store and we rely on Him who is over, around and through all things.  With this thinking, our confidence and absolute faith in God grows.  Familiar passages such as, "no weapon formed against me shall prosper," "nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus," "I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me," and "we have not been given the spirit of fear but of power, of love and of a sound mind" all take on new meaning and relevance.

Let us model David's confidence, conviction and joy in all that we do.  We serve the same God and He is amazing.



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