Confidence – just exactly what can we have confidence in today. Politics, the economy, a million ideologies? Without doubt there’s been a tremendous amount of disappointment across the board.
However – When we look to God’s word, it’s easy to see that we have every right to place our full trust and confidence in God. His government and economy is Everlasting. And His ideology – is Perfect Peace and Perfect Truth! Not to mention His Love is unfailing.
Disappointment has been one of the driving factors in the production of jaded and tainted hearts. Men and women who wholeheartedly placed their trust and confidence in things that they fully thought would bring good, beneficial, or even joyful results, only to have their hopes smashed to smithereens. As a result, there is a tremendous reluctance to ever want to place hope and confidence in anything, or anyone again.Disappointment has been one of the driving factors leading to jaded and tainted hearts. Click To Tweet
However, when we survey history, we are quickly able to realize that no one who has placed their hope and confidence in God has EVER been disappointed. That is not to say that some have not walked away from God disappointed because things didn’t turn out the way they either thought or demanded things ‘should’ be. But for those who have learned to trust in a Love and Wisdom far greater than their own, every single heart and voice would immediately testify to the goodness, and perfect leading of the Lord in their lives, resulting in all that is good, beneficial, joyful, and so much more.
‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.’ [Proverbs 3:5-6].
After serving God for nearly 4 decades I can easily make this declaration: I’m glad I’ve placed my confidence – in God!