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Daily Encouragements

BY BENNIE McWHA

January 16

A Trustworthy God – Psalm 11

Is your confidence increasing every day?
You may have never met me, but do you trust me? Do you trust me enough to allow me to blindfold you and then follow my directions, even if you can’t see where you are going? The commands may be easy or they may be difficult. They may lead you on a shaky path or on a solid one. Either way, will you believe my assurance that I will not allow you to be hurt during your “faith walk” and follow directions, even in darkness?
Do you trust the Lord in all circumstances? David wrote, “In the LORD put I my trust” (v. 1). He was tempted to run away, “Flee as a bird to your mountain,” but he refused and continued trusting the Lord.
Genuine trust in the Lord gives confidence enough to clearly believe that, “The LORD is in His holy temple . . . his eyes behold” (v. 4). God is never surprised by anything that happens. He actually knows all about it, even before it happens. He knows all about you and about your needs. Since He loves you with an “everlasting love,” He is a good source of refuge.
The Lord also “trieth [tests] the righteous” (v. 5). He allows things to happen that will “stretch” your faith. These things are designed to strengthen and build your trust in Him. Just as parents are excited to see their children maturing, God is pleased to see you gain more confidence in Him. Experience is a wonderful teacher in life.
It really does not matter whether you understand what is happening or what is about to happen. If you know that the Lord loves you, and if you love Him with all your heart, your confidence will increase every day.
“For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright” (v. 7).