May 22 Song of Confidence
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. (Psalm 138:7 ESV)
Wretched walking in the midst of trouble. No, blessed walking, since there is a special promise for it. Give me a promise, and what is the trouble? What does my Lord teach me here to say? Why this—"You will revive me." I shall have more life, more energy, more faith. Is it not often so, that trouble revives us, like a breath of cold air when one is ready to faint?
How angry are my enemies and especially the archenemy! Shall I stretch forth my hand and fight my foes! No, my hand is better employed in doing service for my Lord. Besides, there is no need, for my God will use His far-reaching arm, and He will deal with them far better than I could if I were to try. "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says the Lord." He will with His own right hand of power and wisdom save me, and what more can I desire?
Come, my heart, talk this promise over to yourself till you can use it as the song of your confidence, the solace of your holiness. Pray to be revived yourself and leave the rest with the Lord, who performs all things for you.
Faith’s Checkbook – Devotionals by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Revised -Brent Boatwright