Whenever I am in straits, I always remind myself that if God does not save me, then I don’t want to be saved. You see, this projects my confidence in God. It demonstrates my faith in His ability and without fail, God has come through each and every time. My younger brother and I have had many a silly conversation in the past. One of them has to do with ancient warfare. What would we do if we were born in the days when wars were forged with swords and shields? We joke that we would just lay down, take some blood and paint our faces, and then pretend to not be alive 🙂
Saul Was Not Confident
But this is the reality Israel faced as 36,000 Philistines marched to make war with them and their new king Saul. Many dug underground bunkers for themselves and their families. Others hid in caves, in the forest, wherever they could from their aggressors. The custom was to wait 7 days for the prophet of God to show up and offer a burnt offering to the Lord. King Saul waited for the prophet for 7 difficult days. On day 7, he gave up, appointed himself as a prophet and sacrificed to the Lord. God’s prophet Samuel showed up shortly afterwards and decreed that God had rejected him as King. Why? Saul did not have the confidence that God will show up.
Will You Be Confident?
God shows up in the fullness of time. He is never a minute late nor a minute early. Wait on Him to come and save you. If God does not save you, then you don’t want anyone else to save you. Let God do the saving. For with His saving comes His establishment. Be confident that your God is more than able to save you
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint – Isaiah 40:31