[Calvary Chapel] 2017-11-09 - Our Confidence

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Hebrews 13:5b-6 for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?”

In Isaiah 49 Zion laments that the Lord has forsaken and forgotten them. God tells them that He has engraved them on the palms of His hands! And here in Paul's letter to the Hebrews that promise is given to us that He will not leave us.

We have had difficult times or know someone who has. In the worst of those days and nights some feel that God has left them to fend for themselves - that their friends are no longer on their side, or their problem is going to swallow them whole.

Job's friends and his wife all but walked away from him in his trial. And yet, Job was a righteous man. God had not left Job! Job's trust in God was unswerving to his credit. In the end Job's faith was vindicated.

If you are a believer. If you have trusted in Jesus as your Savior, He will not turn his back on you. He may delay or not answer a request the way we would like, and that can be hard for our finite hearts and minds to accept. The Holy Spirit is right next to us.

In the first chapter of 2 Corinthians Paul tells us that God's promises are immutable. They are yes and amen. If He loves us enough to come and die in our place on the cross to pay for our debt, why would He leave us? His faithfulness to His children is our confidence. Trust the Lord to keep His promise. Even if his answer hasn't come yet, trust that He is there.

2 Corinthians 1:20 For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

Grace & Peace,

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All verses are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise noted.

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