Trust God, allow Christ to shine! This is where true confidence lies, suddenly it bursts forth and gives God the glory! Because of Christ, the gift of himself in us who believe… His Presence will go before, stand within, walk beside, surround behind.
We are called to walk by faith … a ‘human being’ being anxious for nothing. One who presses in, on, through… offering prayers with thanksgiving, choosing joy in the midst of the valley – mountain top emotions of heart and thought – struggle and weakness known, knowing the Holy Spirit will fill with a peace beyond understanding.
Truth is, apart from Christ there is no authentic confidence, it it merely self-sufficiency birthed from pride and arrogance… all of which resulting from sin, a decision to reject the God of the Bible as our true sufficiency!
Psalms 44:6: For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me.
Hebrews 4:16: Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Proverbs 14:6: A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
Galatians 5:10: I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view, and the one who is troubling you will bear.
Philippians 1:6: And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 3:26: For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
1 John 5:14: And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.