Written by Blessing Fadipe Eliezra
Scripture focus is 2Timothy 1:12B and Psalms 27:3
In psalms 27, David was in a downtime again. This time he spoke of foes, enemies, death traps, rejection, and even war. Somehow, that captures the experience of some of us and even nations of the world. In his days and even now, nations fought against nations, there was famine, death, and all manner of perils. How can a person live at such times as though nothing was happening? The answer is in psalms 27:3 ….. Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. Emphasis on “in this”
There’s a difference between the feeling of confidence and the decision to be confident, In 2timothy 1:12 Paul said “I know whom I have believed and am persuaded”
It’s true that It is easier to feel confident in God’s promises when there are results to show, but it takes a decision to be confident when there are no proofs. David said “in this” will I be confident and in 1samuel 17 in his encounter with Goliath he recounted one of his “in this” testimonies and am sure you also have some.
You need to always oil your confidence with some “in this” testimonies. Am not talking about ignorant confidence but confidence backed by a remembrance of God’s past doings.
Rev 12:11 said “and they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the words of their testimonies”
More than before, the devil is fighting our confidence in the place of prayers by bringing more than enough activities to get you ” too tired to pray”. He is fighting our confidence in the place of giving by making you feel that what you have is “not enough for you and hence you have nothing to give”. He is fighting our confidence in careers by making us feel that ” we’re not good enough or we can’t do this or that”. We must make a decision to be confident no matter what. As much as we need air, we also need faith-based confidence to survive this season.
Your assurance of surviving this season (whether in your spiritual life, finance, marriage, health, or career) is the confidence that you have survived previous seasons. I know the seasons have changed and so have the challenges but your confidence in God as well as healthy confidence in yourself must be constant. Now is not the time to compromise your values to get your needs met, now is not the time to get lazy in the place of prayer, giving, and physical work.
Like David I am also confident in this:
- He has not called the seed of Jacob to seek him in vain Isaiah 45:19
- Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
- For I know the thoughts that I think towards you saith the Lord, the thought of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11
You can also list out your “in this “ scriptures and testimonies like this.
Phil 4:11 (20th century): For I have learned that in whatsoever state I am, therein to be independent of circumstances…
Don’t let circumstances determine your confidence because it changes all the time but a decision to be confident in God’s word will abound because his word doesn’t change even when your circumstances do. You can be confident in the fact that he is the same God yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Father, we thank you for your word that doesn’t change. Thank you for your promises that are yeah and Amen. Lord, we ask that you help us to remain confident in your promises, even when we don’t feel like it, please help us to stand firm in confidence more than ever. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen
God bless you.
A believer, an advocate for equal education, sexual purity, and sickle cell disease. I enjoy writing and am a sucker for good books.
– BLESSING FADIPE ELIEZRA