He knew he would not be ashamed and so had set his face like a flint.
There would be no turning back, no turning aside. No believing anything other than what God had told him.
He was confident in this because God was near to Him. Because God had promised to help him, he knew that he would not be confounded.
He knew Truth. And Truth kept him steadfast.
And even though at times all around was confusion, he believed God and remained unswayed.
His face was set. There would be nothing else. Nothing but God’s truth.
In this a challenge rings true.
Do I trust God this much?
Do I believe that what He has said He will do?
Is my face set like a flint, so that the confusing thoughts Satan throws at me will serve not to confuse but to strengthen Truth in my life.
God’s promises are new every morning.
They never fail, and they never run out.
And that’s because the God who made the promise never fails and never runs out.
The promises aren’t what we trust, it’s the God behind those promises.
And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)
My grace is sufficient for you for My strength is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
I will never leave you or forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)
God is faithful. Isaiah knew this and he would not be dismayed.
We can know this too.
And in this God I, too, can find the confidence that will never be shaken.