Some days I start the morning fresh and renewed with a strong sense of confidence; but, there are those days when that confidence wanes and I feel defeated before I ever begin. I want to curl up in my cozy chair and hide from the world. Those are days that I’ve come to see as important days, important because they remind me of my inabilities within myself. I do not possess the ability to confidently meet the demands of life. Those are important days, because those are the day’s I hear God say, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9a)
I don’t have to rise each day with confidence, because each day I can access the confidence I find in my Lord. So it is that on days when I want to hide from the world, I can rise up in the confidence of my Lord knowing my strength is found in Him.
“In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.” Proverbs 14:26
“For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken” Proverbs 3:26
My confidence is found in Him, so regardless of how I might feel on any given day I know He is there for me. It’s kind of like the bully scenario I shared sometime back, I can walk with confidence because I walk with my Lord. Nothing can come my way that my God can’t handle.
“In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.” Ephesians 3:12
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:” 1 John 5:14
“So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Hebrews 13:6
My confidence is found in my Lord.