At least on the surface it will seem baseless. When everything around you crumbles, when opposition is more severe than you’ve ever imagined, when death is at your door…what confidence?
“Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident” (Psalm 27:3).
This entire Psalm is structured with this conflict and confidence theme. Each instance of conflict is pivoted with confidence in the Lord. The severity of the conflict is not minimized, nor is the power of the Lord limited to bring you through that conflict.
As in any battle situation, there will be losses and certainly some injury. Acknowledge it as a part of the battle. But keep your focus on our victorious Lord who brings us through each battle. The war has already been won. You’re fighting the small battles to clear off some of the residue. Continue to push through every battle and difficulty with the strength of the Lord.
That’s confidence, knowing that the war has already been won.
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