We look to things that we can have confidence in and often times we look in the wrong places or more correctly at the wrong “things” in which we place our valued confidence. If we do not have confidence then we truly will be like a ship tossed about on the stormy sea of life.
By confidence we trust in our ability to walk, run, and leap. When that confidence is shattered we can become gripped with fear that harm may befall us. This is just an illustration of carnal confidence that is to say trust in our fleshly ability. I would like to take a moment to discuss the Confidence we are to have IN a Covenant KEEPING GOD!
Throughout the Bible God has revealed himself to mankind, to specific individuals, groups, and peoples. He has himself established certain Covenants, that is Contracts, with these afore mentioned entities. We can find very precise promises from God in these Covenants and scripture reveals His faithfulness in holding Himself alone accountable to His Promised Word.
If you have entered into contract with The Most High God, you have in fact entered into Covenant with Him, all the promises, all of the blessings therein apply to you in HIM, who is the Covenant Keeping God.
Other words associated with confidence are trust, faith, belief, reliance, and dependence. We live in a world that, like in the opening paragraph, is tossed about like a ship by every wind of doctrine, the church has placed its confidence Not IN the Covenants of God but rather it has placed its misguided trust in the world and the prince of this world. Tossed that is to say confused and ungrounded with no certainty of Truth.
We must separate ourselves from trusting in the things of this world, and return to a solid Rock foundation, and place our firm Confidence IN Covenant with the only Covenant keeping God there is. He is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. and there is none like Him in all of heaven and earth, this world may try to intimidate by fear and force. But as our heroes of Faith testify Greater is He who is IN me, than he that is in the world.
For such a time as this O LORD GOD, strengthen the feeble hands and feet of those that are called by your Great Name, place within us a Holy conviction that above ALL else we would place with a full heart, mind, spirit, soul, and body a fresh new Confidence IN Covenant and allegiance with you.
Revelations 12:11 declares this for those that have their Confidence IN The Covenant Keeping God. “They overcame him by the blood of The Lamb and by the Word of their testimony; they loved NOT their lives even unto death”. Therefore FEAR not child of The Most High God, determine in your most holy place that at all costs we will not waiver from our Confidence IN His Covenants.
I am His and He is Mine, abide therefore and cling to The Vine that IS The Tree of Life!