Christ-centered confidence

RE Verse reading–Psalm 23, Psalm 27:1-5, Psalm 116:1-9, Matthew 6:25-33 (day four)  “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?. . .Though war rise up against me, in spite of this I shall be confident”  (27:1, 3)  Most (all) people have insecurities.  Even bright, successful, charismatic people like David.  Is it possible for our fears and  insecurities to be conquered?  David speaks of a Christ-centered life.  “The Lord is my salvation.”  “The Lord is my defense.”  (vs 1)  When Christ becomes our focus, our priority, our protection, our wisdom and our righteousness, we begin to experience confidence.  (Hebrew=batach-“to trust”)  What a gift from God!  To look on conflict and challenge without anxiety is God’s plan for us.  The path to such confidence is clear.  “One thing have I asked of the Lord” (vs 4)  Until we can reduce life down to one thing, we will be afraid of many things.  “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee”  (Isaiah 26:3)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. Amen.

    I was talking to someone yesterday and mentioned to her how it seems to me it is all about trust. The old choice made in the garden …. indeed has God said?

    We spoke about the importance of trusting God and when I suggested we put action to our trust, she said, “well of course I trust God…. BUT….

    I kept thinking to myself, there is no but in trust. If you do not act , you do not really trust.

    Father, may you help me/us to trust You.

    Thanks for the post!

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