Your Confidence…What Is It In?

Jeremiah 17:7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”

Who doesn’t want to be blessed? I know that I do! Well, in this verse it tells us that if we have confidence in God we will be blessed. What does confidence mean? “It is the feeling that one can rely on someone or something, firm trust.” —“The state of feeling certain about the truth of something.”

Do you have that unshakeable confidence in the Lord? Do you trust that he is on your side, working it, all of it, out for your good or do you trust your spouse, your therapist or your friend to work it all out for you? It is not wrong to have a friend or confidant, but I can assure you none of the before mentioned ones can really work out all the details of life and promise to bless you. They may have your best interest at heart, but they cannot see inside your heart, they cannot see what really needs to be done. And trust me when I say that even the most well-meaning person in your life will let you down eventually. They will fail to come through when you need them the most.

However, we can trust the Lord. We can trust that he is always on our side, not allowing those things which do not need to be in our lives. Sometimes the greatest blessing we can receive is to have something taken from us. It may not feel that way at the time, as a matter of fact, it may very well feel horrible for quite a long time.

I trust the Lord. Over and over again he has proved that I can trust his tender care of me; I can even trust his discipline to do what it is intended to do and that it will only last as long as absolutely necessary. God never gives us too much to carry at one time and he always measures out everything in our lives.

I know that many of the televangelists these days are selling religion. Yes, selling is what I said. For X amount of dollars, you can be blessed, have it all. The new house, the new car, a big bank account. Maybe even a jet and exotic animals. One small gift and “BAM” there it is! Really people? Are we so vain first of all that we think we need all of that and deserve it? We start trusting in our riches, our status to make us feel important and seemingly blessed.

So, what if you do not get the new car, the new house, the big bank account? What if life is hard, money tight and so on. God tells us that he supplies “all” our needs. Philippians 4:19 “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” God can and God will make sure we have all we need and most of the time things we simply want. He is a good God, worthy of our trust. His word tells us that he is always with us. Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love, he will exult over you with loud singing.”

Trust in the Lord, He will bless you. Let your confidence be in the one who is always present, always watching, always helping, always guiding, always saving, always good! He has proven all through the pages of time that he will deliver his own when they are in need; he will supply everything they have need of; he will rejoice and sing over you; he will follow through with all that he has promised. Rest in him my friend…his love is secure, his love is always abounding with grace and mercy…we can trust him and kow that in turn we are blessed.