One of my favorite passages is 1 John 5:14,15, "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us; and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desire of him." (or what we ask for)
So much treasure is those two verses!
God's Word is so powerful!
Our confidence comes from God's Word and keeping our eyes on Jesus.
Being obedient to Him.
So, conversely, what can cause you to lose your confidence in your spiritual prilgrimage?
Not reading the Word. Keeping your eyes on your problems. Walking outside the realm of complete obedience to God.
You see, more than anything else - you and I need to have confidence as we walk with God - and face the ups and downs of life.
Confidence can be the difference between winning and losing in life, at your job, in sports and in any endeavor we tackle.
That confidence (in God) can especially help us when we don't feel like pressing on. When our feelings overwhelm us from the pressures, problems and people that we have.
That's why, people of faith always follow and are obedient to God, in spite of their feelings.
The just live by faith and not their feelings.
God's promises never fail - Paul tells us in Romans 10:17 that "faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God." - not my feelings.
So, walk in the confidence today, my dear friends, that comes from an abiding connection with God - for He will never fail you nor forsake you.
Just a thought for a Wednesday.