– Woodrow Kroll
His Unbreakable Word
The word “confident” is a compound word meaning con “with” and from the Latin, “fidere “ which means “to trust, rely,” or “have assurance” and that is the confidence we can have in God’s word because His Words have are fully trustworthy and not one of His promises or words have ever been broken. Indeed, mankind is helpless to mute the immutable God. He cannot unscrew the inscrutable. He cannot fathom the fathomless. The Apostle Peter rightly says that “the word of the Lord remains forever” (1st Pet 1:25) and “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever” (Isaiah 40:8).
His Omnipotent Power
Whatever God purposes to do He can surely bring about. What has God ever purposed in His heart to do that has not been done? He cannot be stopped for what in creation could thwart the hand of the One Who created it? Someday all of creation will sing “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns” (Rev 19:6) but why wait? Proclaim it today because truly “O Lord God, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours” (Deut 3:24).
His Knowledge of the Future
Has it ever occurred to you that nothing’s every occurred to God? God has never learned anything at any time since He is omniscient (all-knowing) and that includes knowing the future. We can’t see around the corners of time but God’s already been there and back. There is not one radical atom in the entire universe that will act outside of the sovereign will of God. He knows the future of ours is going to be glorious (Rom 8:18) and the plans for you before you even know them (Jer 29:11) or were even born (Eph 14-12; 2:10) so why not trust a God that not only knows the future; He holds it in His hands?
Making Good from Evil
Some people can take lemons and turn them into lemonade but God can go much further than that; He can use great evil for great good. The account of Joseph’s life is a good example. If Joseph had not been thrown into a pit to die, his brothers wouldn’t have sold him to slave traders. If Joseph hadn’t been sold to slave traders, he wouldn’t have been sold to Potiphar’s household. If He hadn’t been sold to Potiphar’s household, he wouldn’t have been unfairly accused and thrown into prison. If Joseph hadn’t been unfairly accused and thrown into prison, he wouldn’t have interpreted the two prisoner’s dreams. If Joseph hadn’t interpreted the two men’s dreams, he wouldn’t have had a chance to interpret Pharaoh’s dream and if he hadn’t interpreted Pharaoh’s dream, he wouldn’t have been put in second command of all Egypt and if not for that, the great seven-year famine that came would have caused millions to die including Jacob and the nation of Israel, so when Joseph finally saw his brothers, he said, “you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today” (Gen 50:20). Joseph didn’t deny that what they did was evil; he only shows that God can even use evil for good. Just look at the cross.
We can have confidence in God because we have His unbreakable Word and all the promises that are in it; we can trust a God Who has all power; we can trust God because he knows what’s ahead; and we can trust God to even use evil for good so “be confident; God is able.”