Confidence

1 Timothy 2:5-6 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

Confidence in life can come through many things.

Having a mediator when facing accusation or judgment can bring confidence when the consequences are dire. Hell is an eternal consequence that any person can escape if the trust Jesus Christ as Savior. Having One to go before the judge on our behalf brings confidence.

Past success in an endeavor, talent to perform, or knowledge to process an issue are but a few things in which one may gain confidence. Each of us faces situations and circumstances that cause us to doubt our ability or shrink from a task because we feel unworthy, unwilling, or unable.

When we face our shortcomings and see where we lack, we can still have confidence when we know someone who can help us navigate what we may not understand. The Word of God speaks about obtaining wise counsel.

Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”

The ability to seek wise counsel may depend on who is available to give said counsel.

For the lost person, they are left to seek their wisdom among men who have limited ability. 

For the child of God, we have the Author and Creator of life itself just a prayer away. We have God’s promise that if we ask, He will answer.

Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

There is no night so dark, no mountain so high, no problem unsolvable that God would not want to manifest His glory and reveal more of Himself through answers to prayers.

In the limited capacity that we have to comprehend God’s magnitude, our faith can reach beyond what we cannot see or do not know. It may seem impossible to us. Yet, we serve the God of the impossible.

Luke 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

When we know that there is an answer to every question and a solution to every problem brings confidence. 

Knowing that our salvation is secure causes my soul to be at ease.

1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

Knowing that I am heard of God in prayer brings me the confidence to be bold in what I ask.

Psalm 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.”

John 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”

Another situation that may cause us to lose confidence is when we feel most alone. The child of God has the presence of God throughout their life until we leave this world.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

When a storm comes and shakes us to our core, we can be assured that God knows, cares, and will aid us in whatever it is we face. The battles we face can erode our confidence if we fail to understand or believe God is there to help.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ

We can be bold in coming to God when we ask for others.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

So, child of God, when the enemy assaults your confidence, run to the Word of God for the assurance that can only come from His Word.

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