What does the Bible say about... Confidence?


The word is often defined as, “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.”

However, our own abilities are unreliable; they aren’t consistent or constant. Our talents, emotions and circumstances are always subject to change. But, God never does. Amen? 

As Christians, we are not called to rely on our own strength, but fully place our trust, faith, hope and complete confidence in who He is and who God says we are.

In the world, confidence is found looking in the mirror; in the Kingdom, confidence is found looking at Christ. Don't let your circumstances keep your head down, hide the Word of God in your heart and look UP!

Here is what the Bible has to say about confidence:

Jeremiah 17:7 
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.

Hebrews 10:35–36 
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. 

Hebrews 11:1 
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 

Psalm 27:3 
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident

Proverbs 3:25-26  
Do not be afraid of sudden fear, nor of the storm of the wicked when it comes [since you will be blameless]; for the Lord will be your confidence, firm and strong, and will keep your foot from being caught [in a trap]. 

2 Chronicles 32:8 
With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said. 

Isaiah 32:17 
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

Phillipians 1:6 
…Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.

Ephesians 3:12 
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. 

Hebrews 4:16 
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 10:35-36 
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 13:6 
So we say with confidence, ‘“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Philippians 4:13 
I can do all this through Him who gives me strength

2 Timothy 1:7 
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

Psalm 71:5 
For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.

- Carly Lynn // @car1ylynn

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