The Lord, Your Confidence
Then you will walk in your way securely and in confident trust,
and you shall not dash your foot or stumble.
When you lie down, you shall not be afraid;
yes, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet.
Be not afraid of sudden terror and panic, nor of the stormy blast
or the storm and ruin of the wicked when it comes [for you will be guiltless],
For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong,
and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger]. –Proverbs 3:23-26
When godly wisdom is where you live, what you wear, intertwined with who you are–the benefits can’t be diminished. This is our identity in Christ if we yield to Him and His Spirit, and what a beautiful thing it is. Not to be confused, this doesn’t mean our lives will be easy and everything is effortless. It just means the gains will be exponential, not just incidental.
That place of trust and confidence in Him allows His love the access to our hearts and minds. Fear is cast out by that perfect love and our sleep is sweet and restful.
Terror, panic, storms, and any number of things would pressure you to give up your position and seek another refuge, but I don’t have to give in. In my innocence that is gifted to me through the blood of Jesus, I am able to resist the fear that plagues humanity. I am able to quietly stay, trusting His wisdom and promises will lead me through.
I’ll not only have a confidence, but God will be my confidence. What a difference that is! The more our lives are built on His wisdom, the more our conditional or circumstantial confidence is replaced with a deep, abiding steadiness.
With humility and reverence, I can boldly proclaim, “I will not be moved.”
What stands out as you read these verses? Is there a strength that rises in you as it does in me?
Another in a series of monthly posts where I go through Proverbs a verse or two at a time and share the whispers of the Holy Spirit to my heart (click here for more verse by verse posts).