For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken (Proverbs 14:26)
Uncertainty brings torment, taunting us with what-ifs as our imaginations run rampant. Of course, studies show that 90% of what we worry about doesn’t come true. Yet, we often worry anyway.
Although we can’t know what tomorrow holds, we can rest knowing that Jesus is with us. And when all is said and done, isn’t that all that matters?
Today, let us rest in the truth found in His Word. He is our confidence!
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of the Spirit, washed in His blood.
Nothing should still the joy of that declaration. We are His and He is ours.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement (Romans 5:9-11).
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace (Ephesians 1:3-7).
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:12-14).
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.
When doubts arise, we must speak words of truth to our hearts and minds. The truth of His Word will banish the uncertainties and set us free!
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight.
Angels descending bring from above,
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
Crosby describes our relationship with the Lord. Perfect submission to the Lord brings perfect delight in the Lord. In His presence is joy!
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore (Psalm 16:11).
Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest.
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.
In daily submission, we find rest. In His presence, we are happy and blessed. And when we love Him as we should, we will watch for Him as a lover waiting for a beloved.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away (Song of Solomon 2:10).
Blessed Assurance Fannie J. Crosby Public Domain
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Now, let's go to church!