…the Lord will deliver you into my hand,…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
1 Samuel 17:46 ESV
How did David know God would save him? Where did he get off having that confidence? This is one of the things that saddens me about the church in America. There seems to be a lack of confidence in the Lord as the God who saves.
I wasn’t testing God or acting presumptuously when I refused to obey fear-driven thoughts about touching things or washing hands. I was honoring God. I dug my feet in and refused to be moved by fear. I would not let it direct my steps. I wanted to be controlled by the Holy Spirit. God was a shield about me. He honored me for honoring Him. No one in our family or around us got sick even though we didn’t do a stitch to protect ourselves. Because only God can truly protect and we relied on Him. You must know people, as I do, who did everything they could think of to protect themselves, and still got sick. We aren’t meant to save ourselves.
The Lord can use man’s ways to help us, but we have to turn to Him first and let Him direct. We must make sure it is Him we are relying on and not man. I still use a car to get around, but I rely on God to get me where I’m going.