In order to move forward in the plan of God, we must have an unswerving and unwavering belief that is unaffected by circumstances, time, and by what others say and do. Many of God’s people throughout the scriptures demonstrated an unshakable confidence in God and His Word when dealing with overwhelming and seemingly impossible odds. When Daniel was faced with a law that said anyone could be put to death for worshipping any other God except the Babylonian king, he opened his windows, fell to his knees, and prayed as always to the God of Israel. When David was only a teenager faced by Goliath and the Philistine army, he stood in the midst of seasoned warriors and declared, “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
When Joshua led the armies of Israel to the seemingly invincible city of Jericho, he instructed his army to silently march around the walls of the city seven days, and when the trumpets sounded, to give a mighty shout. When Jehosaphat was faced with an overwhelming army bent on the destruction of Israel, he was instructed to go and meet them, but send forth the praisers first.
How do we build a confidence in God that is strong, steady, and unshakable? We must be faithful to Him and obey His Word. We must rely upon the Holy Spirit and His guidance. We must continually stir ourselves up. We cannot afford to be lethargic spiritually and lose the leadership of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We must have a deep love for the Word of God. We must give His Word first place and put it into practice every day of our lives.