I remain confident


I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
[NIV]

This is one of my favourite scriptures, and I think that it describes the act of worship really well.

The worship leader Graham Kendrick says that¬†“the core dynamic of Christian worship is revelation followed by response” (from Worship Central article found ¬†here). I read the passage from as someone who is in a situation that, in the natural, doesn’t seem good (whether it be enemies attacking, sickness, poverty, relationship troubles etc), but they have met Jesus in worship and the only response they can have is “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living“.

So as you are worshipping let the Lord show you who He is and how much He loves you, and you’ll find that He is far bigger and stronger than anything that can come against you (). Our worshipful response to revelation about Jesus, is awe, love, and confidence.

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13 I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living! (ESV)


27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

When evildoers assail me
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.

Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet I will be confident.

One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in his temple.

For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will lift me high upon a rock.

And now my head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, “Seek my face.”
My heart says to you,
“Your face, Lord, do I seek.”
Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!
10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the Lord will take me in.

11 Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
12 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they breathe out violence.

13 I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living!
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord! (ESV)


31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (ESV)

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