God said “I will never leave you or forsake you.”
“The same God I trust for justification is in control of every single moment, of every single day, and every single circumstance. The foundation of my confidence could not be in my circumstances which seemed to be out of control or in my income which amounted to very little or my feelings which seemed rockier than the roughest waters. The foundation of my confidence had to be in God, in who He is and who He had revealed himself to be. Our struggles are so difficult because the foundation of our confidence rests in the wrong place. The foundation of our confidence rests in God alone” Steve Bice
For God alone, my soul waits in silence. From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress. I shall not be greatly shaken.
“There are times that God calls us to have faith for something that we don’t know the outcome of but we are never called to place our faith in something unknown, in someone unknown. The event may be unknown, but the Someone in the event is never unknown. Our confidence must be in God who has graciously revealed himself to us. A still heart before God is one that remembers that our salvation comes from God alone.” Steve Bice
“Regardless of our performance we are always dependent on God’s grace” Jerry Bridges
“To preach the gospel to yourself means that you continually face up to your own sinfulness and then flee to Jesus through faith in his shed blood and righteous life. It means that you appropriate again by faith the fact that Jesus fully satisfied the law of God. In both its precepts and penalty, He fulfilled the law of God in its most exacting requirements and he did this in our place as our representative and our substitute. He is your propitiation so that God’s holy wrath is no longer directed towards you.
To preach the gospel to yourself means that you take at face value the precious words of Romans 4:7-8. “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” You believe in the testimony of God that there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. You believe that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. You believe that He forgave you all your sins. That He reconciled you to present you blameless, holy and above reproach before Him.
To preach the gospel to yourself means that you appropriate by faith the words of Isaiah 53:6 that the Lord has laid on Him the iniquities of us all. It means you dwell on the promise that God has removed your sins from you as far as the east is from the west. That He has blotted out your transgressions and remembers your sins no more.” Jerry Bridges
That is preaching the gospel to yourself. That we cannot get tired of, weary of. It cannot become this mantra “you need to preach the gospel to yourself, you need to preach the gospel to yourself.” This truth is true in you no matter how you feel, no matter how your week’s been. There is great confidence there. There is great peace there.
“If God were to change, it would be the worst possible news imaginable. He could not be trusted. Our salvation would be called into question because we wouldn’t know if God would change his mind at any time. We would have no rest in a changing God. There would be no rest, no confidence whatsoever. If God were a changing God, we may as well just pick another source of confidence. But the one thing that sets God apart is that He never ever changes.” Steve Bice
“If God varied as we do - if he willed one thing today and another tomorrow – if he were controlled by impulse, who could confide in Him? But all praise to his glorious name, He is ever the same. His purpose is fixed, His will is stable, His word is sure. Here then is a Rock on which we may fix our feet while the mighty torrent is sweeping away everything around us. The permanence of God’s character guarantees the fulfillment of His promises. For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed by my kindness will not depart from the neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed says the Lord that has mercy on you.” AW Pink – The Attributes of God
“Other men build as best they may but true believers rest upon the Rock of Ages. Their confidence is altogether beyond themselves. Though the earth gives way and it will give way and feels that it gives way daily the believer does not fear.” CH Spurgeon
“We never know what strength is till our own weakness drives us to trust Omnipotence. We never know how safe our Refuge is till all other refuges fail us.” CH Spurgeon