“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” In this scripture, while the premise is faith, the connotation is belief (Hebrews 11:1). Did you know that belief is having confidence in someone or something? So, ultimately this means that confidence is rooted in having faith! Faith destroys the enemy’s plans to infiltrate our thoughts with seeds of doubt, questioning if God will do what He said or if we deserve what God promised us. As followers of Christ, there are some things we should do to remain confident in God’s love for us.
Prayer and Meditation – Our confidence level increases as we pray, have conversations with our Heavenly Father, and sit quietly to hear His thoughts for us. It is difficult to have confidence in someone you barely know. Communication helps us get to know and builds our faith in God.
Reflection – Reading and reflecting on God’s word expands our knowledge of Him. Many stories are told in the Bible of God’s love and faithfulness for His people. These stories speak to the character and heart of God. The more we know God, the deeper our faith grows in Him.
Praise and Worship – We build spiritual wholeness when we praise and worship God. During those times of praise and worship, we tend to forget those thoughts of fear or doubt that try to overtake us. Why? Because when we are praising and worshiping, our focus is on God, His love, and His faithfulness.
Confidence is rooted in faith! Our faith in God is based on our belief. Trust, if you will, that He will do what He said He would do. The LORD said in Isaiah 55:10-11, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
We can, with all confidence, take God at His word.
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