Memorize : It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalms 118:8
Devotional Reading: Proverbs 1:1-19
In todays Devotional Message, the big question I will like to pose to us is – where is your confidence? In God or in this world? Can we truly be confident in anything of this world? Is there anything in this world that can sustain and preserve us outside God? We must think about it. The world we currently live does not support our faith in God. As a matter of fact, it discourages us from believing the word of God because they do not understand what confidence in God means. Majority believe they made their achievements by their efforts, neglecting the fact that they couldn’t have made those achievements without God. A beautiful hymn says – “All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above, so thank the LORD oh thank the LORD for all His love.
Confidence in God means to fully cast all of ones worries, troubles, sicknesses and challenges to Him, believing that only He can do what concerns you. Men can promise you heaven and earth, especially when they’re in power, some will go to the extent of swearing to win your heart. But remember, the strength of man is limited. No matter how hard they try, man will always be man, while God will remain God.
Some people put their confidence and trust in the riches of their parents, some in the status of their family, whilst others have strong confidence in their traditions and belief system. All of these and any other earthly material will fail us, the bible says arms of flesh will fail us. Jeremiah.17:5
Regardless of what might assail us in life, as believers we must never shift our confidence from God to man, It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes; Psalms 118 9. David must have been disappointed many times and that was why he admonished us to put our confidence in God. He acknowledged that man will fail as far as man is still man, but only God cannot fail, He is the same yesterday, today and forever more. Hebrews.13:8
This month is tagged our month of Counting Blessings; Psalm 103:2; Says “Bless the LORD, O my soul and forget not all his benefits” Apostle Paul said – “I am who I am by the grace of God” I pray for someone reading this devotional that as you put your confidence and trust in God this month, He will elevate and Honour you beyond your wildest dream or imagination. I pray that your faith and confidence in God will promote and elevate you to your place of success and glory in Jesus name.
Prayer point: Father; please increase my trust and confidence in you in Jesus name.
Key Does: Confidence in man will frustrate your effort but confidence in God will guarantee peace of mind and elevation.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
In His Presence Christ Tabernacle