Three Ways to Increase Your Confidence in God

September 1st, 2013

Daniel not only had confidence in God’s power to deliver him; he had every confidence that God was present with him no matter what. As I look at Daniel’s life, I am encouraged never to discount the power of God’s presence. No matter how deep my pit of despair may be, I know that the arm of God’s grace is longer still. No matter how many times people let me down, I know that God will always lift me up. And when I find myself staring at a mountain of problems and wonder how in the world I’m going to climb it, I know that God is with me and there’s no problem or situation He can’t handle.

Sometimes we let the stuff we don’t know occupy too much of our thought process. We worry about our jobs, our relationships, our health—playing out imaginary scenarios in our minds over what might happen. Remember, God is in control and is present with you through whatever does happen. Have confidence in His presence. Trust in what you already know; then leave the rest to God.

Here are three ways to increase your confidence in God:

  1. Don’t confuse facts and feelings; ground your faith in the truth.
    As Christians we believe that God’s Word and God’s Living Word, Jesus Christ, reveal what is true. So, we can be confident in our faith without always feeling confident.
  2. Don’t get caught up in what other people are doing; stay focused on God’s plan for your life. Be careful not to allow the successes of others to distract you from what God has called you to do.
  3. Don’t make excuses for yourself; remember who you are—a child of God!
    You are never too young or too old to be used by God. You are never insignificant or incapable. You are valuable and precious to God. He has a unique and beautiful plan for you.

excerpt from: Taking God At His Word by Babbie Mason Copyright©2013 by Abingdon Press. Used with permission.

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