Good morning people who trust in the unchanging faithful God
Here’s what we are looking at:
“Focus on what can’t be taken away, rather than what can.”
Here’s the second-to-last thing I want to look at:
Your confidence in God
God can always be trusted because He never acts out of character with Who He is. Our God is the ‘same yesterday, today and forever’. It’s God’s unchanging character that is the reason for our unflinching confidence in Him. If there is a discrepancy between what God has said and what we experience, it never equates to a lack in God but rather a lack in our human ability to understand. We must remember that ‘we see in part and we know in part’. Therefore, we can always have confidence in our unchanging God!
Numbers 23:19-20 (NKJV) God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV) So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.
Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV) Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments.
Joseph had confidence in His God despite incredible opposition and contradicting circumstances. Here’s what he said to his brothers after years of abuse and suffering:
Genesis 45:5 (NIV) And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.
If you are submitted to God, you cannot lose!!!