5By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
6Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
7Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
8They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
God Our Confidence!
Why does the Christian have such confidence in God? David stated of God,
Who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea.
To answer that question truthfully, let us think a minute of ourselves. When approached with a situation, how do we make our decisions? Most of us draw upon our own experiences, and maybe the experiences of others, but, in the end, we make our decisions based upon what is best for us. We may consider the morality of a circumstance, but will still lean toward our own self interests.
God bases His decisions upon righteousness. There is not even a shadow of turning in God! No matter how such decisions may appear or affect each individual, they are still the right decisions to make. That should be the determining factor for all of our decision-making as well, but the difficulty lies in our own lack of ability to always discern what is the righteous decision to make.
Imagine a world where no such dichotomy existed; imagine a world in which every single person bases every single decision on righteousness. We cannot even imagine such a thing, can we?
Yet, this is the God we serve! He is a God of perfect righteousness and holiness, and He is awesome in His strength and understanding. He just spoke, and this entire world came into being, and what a world it is! This is not a world of chaos and confusion, but it is a world established in perfect order. The balance of nature did not just happen by chance, but rather, it happened by design--the design of our holy and righteous Father.
Men, worldwide, are afraid of the tokens of God. If we do not think that is true, just imagine for a moment standing in the center of a tornado, or being outside when a Category 5 hurricane washes ashore. These signs of nature are just a mere token of the power of the God we serve. You see, in God's power, he could, if he chose, take an individual and place them in the middle of a storm of fury without them experiencing even a scrape, for even the winds obey His voice!
Yes, God is our confidence, for in Him will no unrighteousness be found! His decisions are always perfect and righteous in every single instance. He, alone, deserves our honor and our praise.
To Him be the glory forever!
God Bless You,