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Having Confidence in God

Having Confidence in God November 12, 2015

Having Confidence in God

November 12, 2015 Year B

As Christians, we have to learn to have confidence in God. If we want to trust Him as our Savior and Lord (Psalm 16:1-2), then we have to believe that He will be there for us, even when others don’t trust God (Psalm 16:3-4).

Psalm 16 lists a set of reasons to have confidence in God.

FIVE REASONS I CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE IN GOD

1. God is my portion. (Psalm 16:5)

When I trust God as my portion, it means that He provides me nourishment. My allotted portion is similar to the portion of meat that the priests received after the sacrifice (Numbers 18:20). In this case, God is my portion who feeds me on a daily basis.

2. God is my blessing. (Psalm 16:5)

God is my cup of blessing. This means that He pours blessings in my life for me to drink. Blessings may not be financial. However, a blessing is a reminder that God provides for me as His child.

3. God controls my future. (Psalm 16:5-6)

God knows my future. He knows what will happen to me. He provides a wonderful inheritance. He provides not just for my present, but also my future.

4. God counsels me at night (Psalm 16:7).

God uses my conscience to instruct me when I sleep. Many times, when I have a problem during the day that I cannot solve, I will go to sleep. My mind works out the problem. In the morning, I am aware of the solution. God can sometimes help me best when I sleep.

5. God keeps me eternally secure (Psalm 16:8-11).

The rest of these verses highlight the fact that God provides for my eternal security.

 

HOW GOD PROVIDES FOR MY ETERNAL SECURITY

1. He is always near me in life (Psalm 16:8-9).

This keeps me secure to know that God is near me. I don’t have to be nervous. I can be glad, and I can rest securely at night. No matter what is going on around me, God is with me.

2. God will not abandon me in death (Psalm 16:10).

The verse is a prophecy about the death of Jesus Christ. At the same time, the psalm speaks about security in death. God will not abandon me. He will be with me in death. Why?

3. God provides eternal security from this life into the next. (Psalm 16:11)

God is near me in this life (Psalm 16:8-9). He will not abandon me at death (Psalm 16:10). The reason is because He prepared a place for me in the afterlife. He has revealed a path. He will give me joy in His presence. He will show eternal pleasure in eternal life (John 3:16). That place is called Heaven (John 14:1-6). Because of Heaven, I have can eternal confidence in God.

Prayer: God, I pray with confidence that You will be with me in life, death, and the afterlife. Thank You that You have provided ways to build my confidence in You.

 


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