I just love this verse from Psalm 27. It is a bona fide statement of faith, based on the character of God, and demonstrates a firm and confident conviction that His goodness would become evident quite soon.
I like how the NIV translation uses the words, “I remain confident of this….” Like some of the thoughts I shared in my previous post, this statement of faith is a decision to trust God and who He is, rather than placing our hopes and dreams in what we see.
In fact, I can remain confident in God’s faithfulness because I can bring to mind His faithfulness to me in the past and present. He brought me through a season of health difficulties, and things are better now; He showed me certain unhealthy relational patterns that I have gotten myself into and indicated the way forward; He’s given me some pretty big goals and dreams that seem impossible to me, but I’m choosing to be excited (rather than stressed) about the unknown good thing(s) that may be waiting just around the corner.
So if life is painful for you now, and it’s difficult for you to discern the goodness of God in your everyday circumstances, take a moment to reflect on this verse. Understand that what we are going through is a season, and it will end. In the meantime, we can focus on this verse, reminding ourselves that God is good, God is faithful, and God always keeps His promises.
Dear Lord, thank You for this important reminder that I can always be confident in You. Thank You for never wavering in Your love for me, even when I strayed a bit in my devotion to You. Truly, like the Psalmist, I have seen Your goodness in my life, so I can remember how You’ve come through in the past, too.
In your name I pray, Amen.