Confidence in yourself and confidence in God is totally different, because self confidence is denying the existence and presence of God’s help;when Jesus tells us in John 15:5 that without Him you can do nothing. When God delivers you out of and from a trial or tribulation it boost your confidence in Him,and you can boast like David ,and boldly declare” Many are the afflictions of the righteous;but the Lord delivers him out of them all “{Psalms 34:19}. However, if you think or believe that God never did anything for you,then you have flushed your confidence down the toilet, along with your hope,trust,and faith in God,who never fails,and who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…, as Ephesians 3:20 tells us.

“And this is the confidence that we have in Him,that,if we ask anything according to His will,He heareth us,and if we know that He hear us,whatever we ask,we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him”{1John 5:14-15}.
Confidence is something you build, the more success you have, the greater your level of confidence, and the greater your level of confidence the more faith you develop,the more faith you develop the greater your trust in God,the greater your trust in God the higher your hopes are. Confidence then is belief, faith, hope and trust in the God of the universe who owns and controls everything. Therefore if you put your trust and confidence in man instead of God, you are guaranteed to fail. Psalm 118:8 tell us that, “It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man,” neither should you put your confidence, hope, trust or faith  in your job, education, or anyone but God, that is why Proverbs 3:26 tells us that the Lord should be our confidence.

Most of us face different kinds of trials, tribulation, and temptations daily, however, as Christians we have confidence and trust in God, who is able to keep us from falling ,and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy (Jude 24). We should also remember that 1 Corinthians 10:13 also tells us that, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; But God is faithful, who will not permit you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation, also make the way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” So there is no excuse not to be confident, because God does not lie, and it is impossible for Him to lie according to Numbers 23:19 and Hebrews 6:18. Furthermore He is not slack concerning His promises, 2 Peter 3:9 confirms that.

Is your confidence shaken, because of a lack of trust, faith and hope or is it because of unbelief in the God who owns and controls the universe. How many times does God have to tell us to cast our burdens and cares upon Him? Allow me to share a few with you, Psalms 55:22 says, “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee; He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” and  1 Peter 5:7  says, “Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” There it is confirmation from the old testament and the other from the new testament. Now what is your excuse? God promised us a Messiah and sent His only begotten son Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17). He promised never to leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). He  promised us a comforter and sent the Holy spirit (John 14:16-26). So why do you lack confidence?

Do not allow your confidence, faith, hope and trust to diminish, instead allow your fears and doubts to decrease. Fear is a spirit that is not of God, in 2 Timothy 1:7, we read, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Don’t allow the enemy to take your confidence, God is your refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1;Psalm 91:2). The Bible is your confidence booster it reminds you of all of God’s promises, and           2 Corinthians 1:20 tells us that all His promises are yea and amen, so take advantage of this opportunity while you are alive to do it. Go to the top of this blog, read through the steps in leading someone to Christ then pray the salvation prayer.

Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God, Our Savior, be glory, honor, praise, and thanks for using me His humble servant to relay this message to His children. To Him be dominion and power, both now and forever, in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.