Confidence

Confidence is a quality highly esteemed in the Bible for those who walk with God. It’s a quality you are encouraged to draw upon, especially in prayer to your Lord. Confidence is a word often used in Hebrews. We are to “draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). We are to “hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end” (Hebrews 3:6). We can have confidence to enter the “holy place” because of the blood of Jesus (Hebrews 10:19). And God encourages us in Hebrews 10:35 to “not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.” And He goes on to say that if we are on the brink of losing our confidence, we have need of endurance and that we are to live by faith (Hebrews 10:36-38).

Draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16

Confidence grows strong when we are assured of God’s presence and power in our life. Faith takes God at His Word and sees the unseen realities of God. I was out at sunrise shooting these magnificent clouds. I couldn’t help but think of the presence of the Lord. Just imagine the sky opening like a curtain to reveal God, who is always with us, always ready to help us in our times of need, and always working on our behalf. We forget because we can’t see. And we can’t see because we don’t look. And we don’t look because we haven’t fueled our faith with truth from God’s Word. So if you find yourself in need of confidence, then drink in a healthy dose of the unseen yet very real truth of God’s person, presence, and power as discovered in His Word. Read Psalm 46 and discover God as your refuge. Read Psalm 18 and find Him as your rescuer when the waves threaten to overpower you. Read Psalm 27 and know the one thing to pursue in life.

Dear friend, may you grow in confidence, walk by faith, and run with endurance the race set before.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!

Catherine

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  • Title: Throne Of Grace
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  • Description: Magnificent clouds at sunrise, Palm Desert, CA
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 01/05/14
  • Camera: Nikon D800, 50mm 1.4 lens
  • Photoshoot: Cold Morning Sunrise
  • Post-Processing: Photoshop, Nik Software
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