Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to You I will pray (Psalm 5:1-2).
Where does his confidence come from? From these two truths about the nature of God:
- You are a God who takes no pleasure in wickedness (v. 4), so David must confess his sin quickly.
- In fear of You I worship (v. 7), so David doesn’t have to cower before God wondering if God will forgive his sin.
David didn’t take the condition of his soul for granted (v. 5), but he came quickly into God’s presence because he knew of God’s mercy to forgive.
Not only was David confident that God would hear his prayer, but he also eagerly anticipated receiving…
- …God’s answer to his prayer
- …God’s joy
- …God’s blessing
- …God’s protection
A mark of a godly leader is one who prays confidently and then eagerly expects God to answer.
If you want confidence in your earthly leadership, do what David modeled: Enter God’s presence quickly and confidently, and then eagerly anticipate what God is going to do!
This is Part 16 in my series on godly leadership. You can check out all of my posts on this topic by clicking here.