October 6, Confident in Trouble
Today’s reading: Psalms 26-30
“Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident” - Psalm 27:3.
It is an important discipline to remain strong and confident when things are going against you. In today’s verse, David made two astounding statements worthy of your attention and emulation. First, he had chosen not to be afraid even if any army besieged him. When the finances, relationships or work goes against you, can you say the same thing? Or do you worry about things, thinking, “Have I done something wrong? Have I missed the Lord? Will this situation end badly for me?” All those questions and others like them are fear questions. Second, David said he would maintain his confidence even if war broke out against him. Can you exhibit that same confidence when you are under attack, confidence not in your own ability but in the Lord? Elizabeth said something to Mary that you need to hear today: “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” (Luke 1:45). Can you believe God’s promises toward you even when there is a war raging against you? Can you keep your confidence in the Lord in the worst of times?