Have you ever realized the difference between your confidence and God’s confidence in you? Do you lack confidence in yourself, even as a Christian? I do at times.
My confidence is proud of the strong person I have become because of my past…as if I am the only one who has endured more pain and suffering than anyone else I know, and I haven’t even experienced a midlife crisis yet. I subconsciously put the focus on me and next thing I know I’m having anxiety.
So I pray to have God’s confidence. His confidence is a quiet and humble, comforting peace. It assures me that He is guiding me and good things are to come. It’s a simple and solid truth that says, “Be still my child, let Me work things out for your good because you cannot do this on your own.”
Watch this playlist on the CONFIDENCE SERIES…
- Put Your Confidence in God
- Self-Confidence | Value in God
- How to Overcome Self-Doubt & Improve Self-Confidence
- Overcome Self-Doubt Bible Study | Self-Confidence
- Guided Christian Meditation | Peaceful Relaxing Prayer (for Confidence)
If you’re learning to put your confidence in God, these are the key things to remind yourself:
- Nothing is too great for Him to accomplish (Jeremiah 32:17, 27; Luke 1:37; Matthew 19:26).
- I am rich and am blessed in Him (2 Corinthians 8:9; James 2:5; Matthew 5:3; Hebrews 13:5; Romans 6:23).
- I have nothing to fear (John 14:27; 1 Chronicles 28:20; Isaiah 41:10-13).
God’s confidence is a bold and peaceful assurance. He gives it to those who genuinely seek to exchange their understanding for His wisdom. He refines their character and gives them a renewed outlook on life only if they are willing to change their ways.
I know that it’s His confidence working in me when my walk, my smiles, my laughs, and the way I talk are in tandem with His joy. I notice that I have a different, much brighter glow about me when my thoughts give Him glory and credit for making me the person I am today. I have to remember that.
Want to build your confidence in God? I’ve put together this free list of affirmative questions as a supplement to help you reevaluate where you are in your spiritual walk.
Jeremiah 17: 7 But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him.
By His Grace, Sheela (via sheelaleigh.com)