Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous. Psalm 118:14
Will you do what King David repeatedly practiced? He lived in the future tense. He said, “I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Thy wonders. I will be glad and exult in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, O most High.” Psalm 9
The life of faith is to confidently anticipate God’s grace for what you will need today. Later, when the pressure of making tough choices overwhelms you, God’s Spirit will have gone ahead of you. His voice will be heard in the stillness to help you stand and make solid decisions. So declare Psalm 9 now. Ahead of the battle. Ahead of His provision. He holds Himself responsible to meet your needs.
A older and wiser friend once told me, as I expressed a litany of fears about the future, that ‘faith’ can be defined as ‘joyful confidence.’ It is a confidence that God will be there and will do what I cannot anticipate.
For all my unfulfilled longings, I sing songs of anticipated victory, Lord. Amen