MONDAY, AUGUST 31
“Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the LORD forever.”
Psalm 23:6 (NLT2)
A CONFIDENT FUTURE
A 90-year-old grandfather who was complaining to his grandson about getting old said, “The worst part is the diapers.” He continued, “I don’t mind wearin’ them, it’s just the name I hate. Depends! If I have to wear a diaper, I don’t want there to be any ‘depends’ about it. I want for sure!” It would be good if everything was “for sure,” but it’s not. When it comes to some things, it depends. (Monty Newton, “Navigating the Gray Areas”)
Even though David is walking through the valley of the shadow of death, he is sure about his future. He starts Psalm 23:6 with “Surely.” David has great confidence because he is aware of the sheep’s needs and aware of the Shepherd’s care and ability. After years of experiencing God’s sustaining and victorious grace he can say with more confidence than ever before “Surely!”
In order to have the confidence of David we need to know some things about the character and nature of God. If your definite success in the future is dependent on you and world events, how confident are you? If our future is dependent on God, how confident can we be?
Google attributes of God. Praise God for some of His unchanging characteristics that give you hope and confidence in the future.