And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God. —2 Corinthians 3:4–5
We want to get to a place where we are beyond trusting ourselves. Beloved, there is so much failure in self assurances. It is not bad to have good things on the lines of satisfaction, but we must never have anything on the human plane that we rest upon.
There is only one sure place to rest upon, and our trust is in God. In Thy name we go. In Thee we trust. And God brings us off in victory. When we have no confidence in ourselves to trust in our God, He has promised to be with us at all times, to make the path straight, and to make a way. Then we understand how it is that David could say, “Thy gentleness hath made me great” (2 Sam. 22:36).
Ah, thou Lover of souls! We have no confidence in the flesh. Our confidence can only stand and rely on the One who is able to come in at the midnight hour as easily as at noon-day and make the night and the day alike to the man who rests completely in the will of God, knowing that “all things work together for good to them that love God,” and trust Him. And such trust have we in Him. The Lord has helped me to have no confidence in myself but to trust wholly in Him, bless His name!
In Thee, Oh Lord, do I place all my trust.
I will not trust in myself or in human
flesh, only in Thee. Amen.