“Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby Thou didst confirm Thine inheritance, when it was weary.” (Psalm 68:9)
When we read the challenge – “If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?” (Jeremiah 12:5), then we really wonder, are we able to follow onward, and come through all of the increasing pressure and tension of these times? Will we survive the dealings of God, and become His inheritance? If it means “by our own strength,” the answer is, “No, we cannot make it.” But when we remember that we are GOD’s HANDIWORK, and that He will refresh us when we are weary, then we commit ourselves to His keeping, and know His abiding peace.
He has, He does, and He will confirm His inheritance. The word “confirm” is the Hebrew word “hun” which is literally threefold in its meaning: to be formed, prepared, established. All of the formation is His. All of the establishing is His. Yes, the inheritance is HIS. And Paul prayed that “the eyes of our understanding being enlightened: that we may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of HIS INHERITANCE in the saints.” (Ephesians 1:18).
Of the being weary, we need not comment, for this experience comes to us all, but of the refreshings which He imparts, in that we rejoice and would hold before us. For “He that stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; who hath also sealed us, and given us the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.” (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).
Confirmations come in many ways, an inner quickening, a word from a friend, a dream in the night, a word that leaps from the page as we read His Word. It matters not the ways and means that are used, the joy is He knows just when we need that encouragement, and He will refresh and strengthen, until we are fully established in Him. “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” (Psalms 1:38:8).