“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
“Faith is confidence”.
Think about a scenario where you might feel the need to be more confident. Maybe it’s a dream job interview, maybe asking the love of your life to marry you, maybe something more physical like scuba diving or mountain climbing.
You might get a haircut and brush your teeth, pick out some great clothes, make a reservation at a great restaurant, ensure you have enough air in your scuba tank or that the ropes that you’re depending on aren’t frayed.
There is a limit to which you can be sure you can look foolish or won’t die, which is why you can do all the “things” and still be anxious or afraid. The question is: what is the source of our confidence?
As Christians, our confidence is in Christ.
“Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 NIV
Think about a time when you needed more confidence. How might it have been different if you had approached it based on 2 Corinthians 5:6-8?
Dear Jesus, I give my cares to You, confident in the promises of the Word that You are my rock, my fortress and my deliverer. Please show me how to turn my cares over to You, and see them the way that You do. Increase my faith, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.