Stand Tall in Christ
There’s a pendulum that swings between insecurity and arrogance, and I think all of us would like to be in the middle, right at CONFIDENT. Some of us struggle with this on a regular basis, but even for those who feel happily aligned in the sweet spot, there are times when confidence fails you.
I love that confidence is just another word for faith. Our faith is the antidote to both arrogance and insecurity. Leaning on God, not ourselves, is right where we’re supposed to be.Our faith is the antidote to both arrogance and insecurity. #confidence Click To Tweet
There’s Hope For Us
I love what Holley Gerth recently wrote about holy confidence:
It seems in that moment, the table on which my coffee mug is sitting shakes, the earth tilts sideways, my old perspective shatters. This is the truth that overcomes every word of condemnation I hear inside my heart…
I’m not good enough. But Jesus.
I fall and fail and make mistakes. But Jesus.
I didn’t get everything right today. But Jesus.
Let me echo those words by agreeing that there’s hope for us! There’s hope for our actions, abilities, and effectiveness. God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. I pray that you have faith in yourself, because you’re confident in your Father.I pray that you have faith in yourself, because you're confident in your Father. #confidence Click To Tweet
You’re not perfect, but you’re a child of the almighty God, and you can stand firm with your head held high today. Keep the faith, friend! You have every reason to be confident.
Verses are in New Living Translation (NLT) unless otherwise noted.
17 Bible Verses on Having Confidence
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Doesn’t your reverence for God give you confidence? Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope?
Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises!
He remembered us in our weakness. His faithful love endures forever.
The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions.
Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken.
But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it. It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built.
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.
2 Corinthians 3:12
So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing.
2 Corinthians 5:6-7
Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
Romans 15:13-14, NIV
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources, he will empower you with inner strength through his spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV