Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bits & Pieces: Prayer Promises

"Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand. Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the LORD our God," (Psalm 33:6, 7).

* If one word were to be written over these verses, it would be "confidence." Because of the Lord's past unfailing faithfulness, David knew that He would certainly answer in the present and the future. Do we have such joyful confidence in God's response?

* The joyous confidence these verses exude stems from knowing the character of God. From past experience, David knew the he served a promise-keeping God. And, if others want to depend on physical means for their source of strength, we will rather rejoice in the mighty name of our God.

* We, like David, are in continual need of inner strengthening and encouragement by our Lord's response to prayer. Unlike David, however, we often lack the joyful confidence by faith to believe in His future provision. May we continually meditate on the past times when His answers were very obvious... and then thank Him for future faithfulness!

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