Psalm 16 teaches us about building confidence. Paul quotes it in Acts 13:35 as a prophecy of Jesus’ resurrection. But let us not forget that David wrote this in the context of his own trials. While God inspired David’s words in such a way that
“I believe, help my unbelief.” So said the father as he entrusted his son to Jesus for deliverance from the malevolent and malicious demon (Mark 9:14–24). Anton recently mentioned this account in his excellent article on trusting God (“Trust God and Keep Your Powder Dry”).
How long has it been now? I smile every time I receive a HeartCry report in which the missionary states on which day of lockdown he is writing. I’ve long since lost track of the days. Perhaps you have too. Regardless, have you found yourself,
“Trust God and keep your powder dry” is a phrase originally attributed to Oliver Cromwell, although it first appears in written form in a poem by Lieutenant-Colonel William Blacker, entitled “Oliver’s Advice.” The words are lifted from one stanza from that poem: The Pow’r that