I’ve Got Confidence! / Sunday Bonus

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I used to sing that when I was a young girl. The trouble was I wasn’t always confident, or perhaps I tried to be self confident and forgetting my whole identity was in Christ and my confidence was in Him. He has to be my confidence, ” No matter what the case may be, I know He’s gonna fix it for me, ’cause I ‘ve got confidence, God’s gonna see me through. ”

I really believed Him, I knew what He could and would do. People and circumstances will be joy killers. I had confidence in Him, but not so much in me. But what the real problem is that I needed to have confidence in me in Him or Him in me. He doesn’t need us, but He gives us the opportunity to work with Him and He through us.

I have literally seen days I could not get up without Him, and that is not just being thankful for a new day. I could not bathe. I washed like I was in the hospital. I walked and thanked Him through every painful step, when I should not have been able to walk. I pray for people with back problems all the time. I know how it is.

And I know He is the healer. I was confident in Him, just not exactly how or when, but He gives us daily grace and is faithful. He will  come through. I was confident about writing, rejections didn’t stop me, Money was something I had trouble believing Him for, I had heard so much prosperity gospel and then so much renouncing of it, I had no confidence in me in Him.

I can tell you, it really hurts to pray for something, receive it and it be just taken without your knowledge, I found out later. The enemy of your soul is deceptive. It is wrong to believe lack makes you holier or even more thankful. I think it just makes you miserable. That enemy will steal, kill or destroy, and we have to not be ignorant of the spiritual realm. Never believe God doesn’t want to bless you.  He had the right timing, and even in lack we don’t have to have spiritual lack, let Him use the situation to le you grow in grace.

He just wants us to have wisdom concerning money and other things pertaining to life and holiness, righteousness in Him, the only way we are.  Don’t be self confident, relying on yourself entirely, that won’t work in spiritual matters, or in the world either, for that matter.

Don’t try to fix what you can’t and only He can. Maybe, the word should be Godfidence. What I know is impossible for me is easy for Him. Healing a body is no problem, headache or cancer, changing minds and hearts, well, He gave us  free will. He sent Jesus, that should be enough to convince us of His love.

Who are we trying to impress? Or to prove something to? It doesn’t work that way. I spent so much time trying to make things up to Him, feeling like a failure when it was drummed into me that He didn’t create people to fail at an early age, well, guess, what? I did, they surely did, and you will too. We all will. He wants us to follow Him and His ways to perfection, for He is the only one who is.

I know it sounds strange but if anything He is making it up to me, the years of mistreatment, misteachings, even unintended by believers. He is my confidence, and I won’t cast Him away, He never did it to me.

So where is your confidence? Who do you trust your life to? I’ve got confidence in Him.

In Him and through faith in Him we may enter God’s presence with boldness and confidence. Ephesians 3:12

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:19-23

You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, knowing that you yourselves had a better and permanent possession. So do not throw away your confidence; it holds a great reward. You need to persevere, so that after you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.…Hebrews 10:34-36

But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are His house, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope of which we boast. Hebrews 3:6

Watch yourselves, so that you do not lose what we have worked for, that you may be fully rewarded. 2 John 1:18

I like the simpler version of Hebrews 10:34, Don’t throw away your confidence, for it will be richly rewarded. So, maybe we’ll be singing, ” I’ve got confidence, God’s gonna see me through, no matter what the case may be, I know He’s gonna fix it for me. ”

I’ve got confidence, because of Jesus’ sacrifice. I’ve got confidence God will see me through. I’ve got confidence in you Lord, and you even have it in me and that is precious to me. I know He’s gonna fix it for me.

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