|“Let them see You in me;
Let them hear You when I speak;
Let them feel You when I sing;
Let them see You; let them see You in me.” J J Weeks
Thoughts from the Diary of a Desperate Man by Walter A Henrichsen (“Walt”)
“But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us;” 2 Corinthians 1:9-10
In his mind Paul was convinced that in all probability his hours were numbered; he did not expect to escape with his life. The situation was so void of hope that the only escape was from Him who has power to raise the dead, and it was so desperate that rescue was akin to being raised from the dead. He says that the reason God brought him into this situation was so he would learn not to trust himself.
Note the three tenses: who delivered, is delivering, and will yet deliver. There is no terminal experience with God. The experience of past deliverance does not guarantee future deliverance; there may come a time when God elects not to deliver you. You derive peace and confidence from the character of God, not from your expectation of what He will do. No matter how crushing your experience, God will use it for your betterment.
“But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves.” You cannot have confidence in God until you renounce all confidence in yourself. Your confidence in God is proportional to your lack of confidence in yourself and therefore God brings to you the threat of danger all of your life, else you would cease being dependent.
1 Kings 16-18 Luke 22:47-71 (New King James Version)
1 Kings 16-18
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