“All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands” (1 Samuel 17:47)

Confidence.  You need it when you’re walking through the doors to an important job interview.  You need it when you’re being wheeled into the operating room.  You need it when you face so many things of life.  Where does confidence in life come from?

Goliath, the Philistine giant, had a certain amount of confidence.  Where did his confidence come from?  Himself, his spear, his sword.  David, who spoke these words, had confidence, too, but his confidence wasn’t in his size or his strength or his ingenuity or his weapons.  David’s confidence was in the LORD.  The battle was really one-sided, Goliath was no match for David with the LORD on his side.

Where do we put our confidence?  Is our confidence in “sword and spear”?  Do we place our confidence in the failing stuff of this world?  Do we place our confidence in ourselves, in our intellect, in our strength?  There is only one sure place to rest our confidence in every instance of life.

Be like David, rest your confidence in the LORD. The LORD who can do anything.  The LORD who’s rescued you from sin.  The LORD who loves you more than you’ll ever fathom.  The LORD who’s promised to be with you always.  The LORD who will one day take you out of this life to your real home in heaven.

In whatever you’re facing, rest your confidence in the LORD for the battle – every one – is the LORD’s!

Joyful and confident in the LORD, just like you,

pastor