More Than A Song - Confidence by Sanctus Real

Confidence - Sanctus Real

I’m not a warrior
I’m too afraid to lose
I feel unqualified for what you’re calling me to
But Lord with your strength
I’ve got no excuse
 
'Cause broken people are exactly who you use
So give me faith like Daniel in the lion’s den
Give me hope like Moses in the wilderness
Give me a heart like David, Lord be my defense
So I can face my giants with confidence
 
You took a shepherd boy
And made him a King
So I’m gonna trust you and give you everything
I’ll be a conquerer
'Cause you fight for me
I’ll be a champion claiming your victory
 
So give me faith like Daniel in the lion’s den
Give me hope like Moses in the wilderness
Give me a heart like David, Lord be my defense
So I can face my giants with confidence
 
I’m gonna sing and shout and shake the walls
I won’t stop until I see 'em fall
Gonna stand up, step out when you call
Jesus, Jesus
 
I’m gonna sing and shout and shake the walls
I won’t stop until I see 'em fall
Gonna stand up, step out when you call
Jesus
 
So give me faith like Daniel in the lion’s den
Give me hope like Moses in the wilderness
Give me a heart like David, Lord be my defense
So I can face my giants with confidence, yeah
 
Give me faith like Daniel in the lion’s den
Give me hope like Moses in the wilderness
Give me a heart like David, Lord be my defense
So I can face my giants with confidence
I'll face my giants with confidence
 
Publishing: © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
 
Writers: Matthew Ross Armstrong, Jordan Michael Bailey, Tony W. Wood
 
After a year of writing about facing giants and acknowledging that strongholds must fall in my life (see Giants Will Fall), I’ve come across a song on the radio that hits home like nothing else I’ve heard. The chorus seems to always surface at times when I need to remember it: when I’m afraid, when I have a lack of certainty about a decision, or when I’m just questioning my own faith in the Lord. The song Confidence by Sanctus Real has quickly become an anthem and much like other songs in this series, it has taken on a life of its own…becoming more than a song.
There are times when a certain song feels almost too real and hits too close to home and I begin to wonder, “Have these guys been reading my journal entries? Have they been listening in on my prayer times lately? Because every lyric seems to be pulled from the pages of my heart. It’s all a little too real as I hear it.” In all actuality, that’s the content of great songs. They are relevant and speak much to our common experience in Christ. Confidence is easily a sermon set to music that a pastor on Sunday could preach; simply reading the lines to a waiting congregation. That congregation, faith in hand but beset by a week of highs and lows, would hear in Confidence a hope that goes beyond life’s present troubles. A hope lifted from the pages of Scripture itself.
 
I love the fact that this song speaks specifically about heroes of faith in the Bible. And I love that the stories relayed bring the listener back to Sunday School lessons that we all would do well to recall. Looking at them once again, I realize that every fear and every anxious moment has to bow the knee to Christ if the same Spirit that lived in these heroes lives in me as well. Daniel, Moses, and David all provide a backdrop for Confidence that causes us to fix our eyes on Jesus rather than upon ourselves and our present situation.
All of these requests are in keeping with what I believe God wants and desires for us today. Daniel’s faith in the context of the lion’s den was beyond just a surface-level faith. It was deep and Daniel had a trust that God could deliver even in the most undesirable and uncertain of circumstances. “When Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.” Daniel 6:23 Moses’ hope in the wilderness was that of a man who knew God’s promise would be fulfilled and His arm was strong enough to save. Moses’ fled to the wilderness as a man lost and without hope. He left the wilderness as a man who encountered God, returning to Egypt to be used by Him. And David's relationship with God was described as follows: “I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.” Acts 13:22
 
Following after God certainly has it’s faith-stretching moments. In those times, we find our only true source of strength and confidence is in Christ alone. Trusting in ourselves, we echo several lines from this song (“I’m not a warrior, I’m too afraid to lose, I feel unqualified for what you’re calling me to”). One has to imagine Daniel, Moses, David and others all experienced that tension. They believed God wanted to do something great but felt no right to be the one He would choose to use. Who other than Moses to express our fear and desire to run away so perfectly: But Moses again pleaded, "Lord, please! Send anyone else.” Exodus 4:13
But in looking at the Biblical examples laid out before us, we find when we place our confidence in God and not upon what we can bring, He is able to bring down the giants. We bring what little we have: a few smooth stones, a few loaves of bread and some fish, a widow’s mite and from there God does the miracle. He’s after our heart and He’s looking for our surrender and trust in Him.
Maybe where life has you right now is full of anxiety, worry, and doubt. It may seem too simplistic to say it, but I believe Confidence is a song you need in your playlist right now. And confidence is a word you need in your vocabulary. It’s not because of anything we have done, but it is all due to what Christ has accomplished. Therefore, we can be bold and have assurance that God is working on our behalf.
 
Thanks so much to Sanctus Real for recording a song that is making me realize daily where I must go. It’s a been breath of fresh air in my life and I trust God is speaking to so many and stirring hearts through the conviction of this song. If you are a music downloader, please check out Confidence here on iTunes as well as the full album Changed, released this year. Below is also a YouTube link to the video for Confidence.
 
Let’s step out in confidence this week! I love you guys!

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