The Lord Will Be Your Confidence
My son, let not [the Lord’s commands] depart from your eyes—Keep sound wisdom and discretion; So they will be life to your soul And grace to your neck. Then you will walk safely in your way, And your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; For the Lord will be your confidence, And will keep your foot from being caught.
─ Proverbs 3:21-26 NKJV
Cole sat listening to a coworker’s testimony during prayer time at the church where he worked. His coworker had just returned from time at a rehab, and he had only been back in the office a few days. The coworker shared he was struggling with a few things like sleeping and he was having bad dreams and fought each night to find peace.
While he was still speaking, Cole saw his coworkers’ story like a video in his mind. He was reaching out to God, but Satan still had a grip on his ankle. Cole didn’t appear to be strong enough to pull away from the enemy of his soul.
When prayer time was over, Cole wanted to help him but wasn’t sure what exactly to say. So, he went to his office and prayed. He picked up his Bible and it opened to our Scripture for today. When he reached verse 26, the words leaped from the page: “For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught” (NKJV). The answer was right in front of him.
Cole went to his coworker’s desk and asked if he could speak with him. He described what played through his mind during prayer time. The coworker confirmed what Cole saw was exactly what he was feeling.
Cole shared the scripture from Proverbs 3 with him. He encouraged him to keep pressing into God and assured him he was on the right path. He prayed with him to find peace in his sleep and for God to keep his foot from being caught.
Today’s One Thing
As you walk out life’s challenges today, remember God loves you and wants to have a relationship with you. Reread today’s scripture at the top of this devotional, then expect God to be your confidence in all you do today.