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20 Verses to Encourage Your Confidence in the Lord

20 Verses to Encourage Your Confidence in the Lord

In this journey of faith, confidence in the Lord is crucial for overcoming life’s challenges. Often, before I have even brushed my teeth in the morning, my thoughts are filled with all I am not and how I have demonstrated this reality in the past. What I have found is that the best thing I can do for myself is to arm myself with the Word of God to help me trust in what I cannot see. When we trust in God’s promises and His unfailing love, you and I gain the strength and courage to face any situation. Whether you are experiencing doubt, fear, or uncertainty, these 20 Bible verses will help bolster your faith and encourage your confidence in the Lord, reminding you of His presence, power, and faithfulness.

20 Verses to Encourage Your Confidence in the Lord

Verse 1: Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

With God’s strength, you can overcome any obstacle and achieve anything He calls you to do.

Verse 2: Joshua 1:9

Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid…for the Lord thy God is with you wherever you go.

God’s presence is a constant source of courage and strength, no matter where life takes you.

Verse 3: Hebrews 10:35-36

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Hold on to your confidence in God, for it brings great rewards and helps you endure through trials.

Verse 4: Hebrews 13:6

So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Knowing that the Lord is your helper removes all fear, empowering you to face any challenge.

Verse 5: Psalm 27:3

Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.

Even in the face of overwhelming odds, your confidence in God will keep your heart fearless.

Verse 6: Jeremiah 17:7

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.

Trusting in the Lord brings blessings and instills a deep, unwavering confidence in His plans.

Verse 7: Proverbs 3:25-26

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.

God’s protection ensures that you will never be alone. God will help you through those in unexpected troubles and will never leave you to fend for yourself and hope for the best. There is a sweet assurance of God’s trustworthiness that can radiate through whatever difficulties we face.

Verse 8: 2 Timothy 1:7

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.

God’s Spirit fills you with power, love, and self-discipline, helping to diminish and even erase timidity and fear.

Verse 9: Psalm 138:8 (KJV)

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

God is faithful to complete the work He has started in you, demonstrating His eternal mercy. He does not leave us to figure it out on our own.

Verse 10: Philippians 1:6

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

Rest assured, God will continue His good work in you until it reaches completion. Glue this to your mirrors. Write it in Sharpie if you need. God is doing something tremendous with your life, and He will not quit working in and through you until the work is done. There are no half completed masterpieces in the kingdom of Heaven.

Verse 11: Hebrews 4:16

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Yes. This is our privilege, to approach God’s throne with boldness, knowing you will receive mercy and grace in times of need.

Verse 12: Isaiah 40:31

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

I’m not sure how it works, but hoping in the Lord renews our strength, enabling us to soar, run, and walk without growing weary. And He will be faithful to do it.

Verse 13: Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

God’s presence and strength are your assurance, eliminating fear and dismay from your life. Keep believing He can and will do this work in your life, as you trust in His sovereignty to walk with you through every fear, even carrying you, as needed.

Verse 14: 1 John 5:14

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Confidence in God means believing that He hears you when you pray according to His will.

Verse 15: Psalm 56:3-4

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Here is yet another verse regarding fear. It seems we are most vulnerable to lose our confidence in God when we are scared. God knows this, and gives us these reassurances to trust Him. Ultimately, the bible teaches that this trusting banishes fear, so that there is nothing anyone can do that will shake our confidence in Him. I want that.

Verse 16: Romans 8:31

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

With God on our side, no one and nothing can stand against us.

Verse 17: Proverbs 14:26

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and his children will have a place of refuge.

Reverence for the Lord (the meaning of “the fear of the Lord” here) provides strong confidence and a safe refuge for His children.

Verse 18: Psalm 112:7

They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.

Are you ever facing the uncertainty of the unknown? Our minds run everywhere but to a confident trust in the Lord. However, the Word of God teaches that a confident trust in the Lord steadies your heart, allowing you to face any news without fear. Yep. I need this one, as well.

Verse 19: 2 Corinthians 3:4-5

Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

And in case we are feeling independent in our achievements and talents, Paul is there to remind us that our competence and confidence come from God, not from your own abilities.

Verse 20: Romans 15:13

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.

No doubt. Trusting in God fills you with joy, peace, and an overflowing hope through the Holy Spirit. Let this final verse for encouraging your confidence in the Lord to be a prayer you begin to pray over yourself and those you know who need it.

Confidence in the Lord is more than just a fleeting feeling. For the believer in Christ, it is a steadfast assurance based on God’s promises and His unwavering character. These 20 verses remind us that our strength, courage, and hope are rooted in our relationship with Him. Download them to your phones. Get them into your minds and hearts. Remember, as we meditate on these scriptures, the Holy Spirit will grow our confidence, helping us know with greater and greater conviction that we serve a God who is always faithful and true.

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5 Promises to Propel Your Faith

5 Promises to Propel Your Faith

The Bible overflows with promises from God to His people. Promises He, alone can declare and fulfill. As a Christian, I find that my problem is not that I don’t know this about God and His Word, but rather I fail to remember it. Join me in a short refresher course of God’s promises in the book of Isaiah. Here are 5 Promises to Propel Your Faith. Pray over them. Speak them out loud. Save them to your phone. And begin to experience the power of God’s word in your own life.

Promise #1 to Propel Your Faith: Isaiah 32:8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Isaiah 32:8

In a world filled with uncertainty, God promises to be our guide. His wisdom surpasses human understanding, and His loving gaze is always upon us. Trust in His guidance as you navigate the twists and turns of life’s journey.

 

Promise #2 to Propel Your Faith: Isaiah 40:31

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

When we place our hope in the Lord, He infuses us with His divine strength. Like eagles soaring effortlessly in the sky, we can overcome obstacles and persevere through challenges without growing weary. Take courage in knowing that God empowers you to endure.

 

Promise #3 to Propel Your Faith: Isaiah 41:10

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NLT

In moments of fear and discouragement, God offers us His unwavering presence and support. He is our refuge and strength, our ever-present help in times of trouble. Rest assured that His victorious hand is always ready to uphold and sustain you.

 

Promise #4 to Propel Your Faith: Isaiah 49:15-16

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

16See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. Isaiah 49:15-16

Even if human love fails us, God’s love remains steadfast and unwavering. He cherishes us with a love deeper than any earthly affection, inscribing our names on the palms of His hands as a constant reminder of His unfailing devotion. Take comfort in knowing that you are eternally held in God’s loving embrace.

 

Promise #5 to Propel Your Faith: Isaiah 54:10

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

In the midst of life’s upheavals and uncertainties, God’s love remains steadfast and unchanging. His covenant of peace endures through every storm, offering us a secure anchor in the midst of chaos. Trust in God’s unfailing love, for His compassion towards you knows no bounds.

 

Download your own personal copy of Promises to Propel Your Faith HERE. Print this PDF and keep it by your bed, in your car, at work, or anywhere you need to be reminded of God’s promised blessings and love in your life.

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Remembering God’s Faithfulness

Remembering God’s Faithfulness

In the midst of life’s trials and uncertainties, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, discouraged, or stuck in that doom and gloom spiral of negativity. Yet, as Christians, we have a powerful tool at our disposal—one that has been employed by believers throughout the ages: the practice of remembering God’s faithfulness.

Psalm 77:11 reminds us of the importance of this timeless strategy:

“I will remember the deeds of the LORD.”

This verse serves as a beacon of hope, guiding us out of the darkness of despair and into the light of God’s faithfulness.

When we face obstacles, impossibilities, disappointments, or the sense that our lives are stagnant, you and I can break free from the grip of despair by following these steps:

Step 1: Stop the Spiral of Negativity

The first step is to make a conscious decision to halt the downward spiral of negative thinking. Instead of dwelling on our problems, we must choose to stop rehearsing the junk that holds us back from believing in God’s faithfulness.

Step 2: Replace Negative Thoughts with God’s Faithfulness

Once we’ve stopped the negative spiral, we need to fill our minds with thoughts of God’s past faithfulness. Just as the Psalmist recounts the deeds of the LORD, we should reflect on the countless times and various ways God has come through for us and others.

Step 3: Preach to Yourself

Whenever anxiety or worry creeps in, we must remind ourselves of the goodness and faithfulness of God. Like a preacher delivering a powerful sermon, we can proclaim the wonders of God’s faithfulness, both in Scripture and in our own lives.

By following these steps—stopping the negativity, replacing negative thoughts with God’s faithfulness, and preaching to ourselves—we can break free from the spiral of gloom and doom. Sweet discouraged Sister, we are not bound to despair. You are I are empowered by the grace of God to live in hope and confidence.

So, my friend, when you find yourself trapped in a spiral of negativity, remember the words of the Psalmist:

“I will remember the deeds of the LORD.”

Take heart in the knowledge that God has been faithful in the past. Write it down if you must. Then take charge of your thoughts, believing He will continue to be faithful in the future.

Oh, how we need encouragement in this area! May God help us to lift up one another so that we practice this time-tested strategy for bolstering our faith. Remembering that God is always with us, guiding us through every trial and triumph is our path to victorious living. As we preach to ourselves the wonders of His faithfulness, may our hearts be filled with hope, joy, and unwavering trust in our Heavenly Father.

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How to Cultivate a Deeper Relationship with God

How to Cultivate a Deeper Relationship with God

Do you ever find yourself yearning for something more in your relationship with God? Do you long for a deeper connection, a stronger sense of His presence in your life? If so, know that you’re not alone. Many of us crave a deeper, more intimate walk with our Creator, a hunger that cannot be satisfied by anything this world has to offer.

Today, I want to share with you five transformative steps that can help you cultivate a deeper relationship with God. These steps aren’t just theoretical concepts; they’re practical, actionable ways to experience the fullness of God’s love and presence in your life.

Prayer: A Lifeline to the Divine

Prayer is more than just a religious ritual; it’s a lifeline that connects us directly to the heart of God. When we come to Him in prayer, pouring out our hearts and desires, we invite Him to move in our lives in ways we never thought possible. As the psalmist David declared, “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). The writer of Hebrews echos the same:

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Let’s make prayer a priority in our lives, seeking God’s presence with fervent hearts and expectant faith.

 

Drawing Near: Creating Space for Encounter

Drawing near to God requires intentional effort on our part. It means carving out time in our busy schedules to spend with Him, away from the distractions of this world. Whether it’s through quiet time in prayer, meditation on Scripture, or worshipful reflection, creating sacred space in our lives where we can encounter the living God is nothing short of essential. But it’s not without benefit. As James reminds us,

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. James 4:8

 

Thirsting for the Living Water

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-38

In a world filled with empty promises and fleeting pleasures, Jesus invites us to come in close to Him and drink from what He calls “the wellspring of living water” (John 7:37-38). The crux of the meaning in this analogy is that Jesus, alone can satisfy the deepest longings of our souls, filling us with Himself, meeting all of our needs. This word encourages us to turn away from the empty cisterns of this world and drink deeply from the fountain of life that is found in Christ alone.

 

Treasuring God Above All Else

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44

This illustration emphasizes the essential nature of our connection with Jesus. He knows we can’t live without it, so our relationship with God should be our highest priority, above all earthly pursuits and ambitions. Like the man who discovered treasure hidden in a field and joyfully sold all he had to obtain it (Matthew 13:44), you and I are called to treasure God above all else. Today is a good day to pursue Him with passion and persistence. He is the greatest treasure we could ever hope to find.

 

Journeying Toward the Mountain

And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God. 1 Kings 19:8

Just as Elijah journeyed to Mount Horeb in his desperation to encounter God, we are called to pursue Him with unwavering faith and determination (1 Kings 19:8). Like Elijah, sometimes, this journey may require more of us. Elijah was reading to throw in the towel and die. And God met him in his mental exhaustion and discouragement. Instead of saying, “You’re right. You fought well, but let’s call it quits,” He sends an angel to strengthen him to keep moving forward. Elijah walks forty days and forty nights out of his desperation to encounter God, without food or water. What you and I learn from his experience is that sometimes God calls us to a deeper walk. For Elijah, that looked like a forty day journey to the mountain of God without food or water. For you this might look like fervent prayer, or doing some fasting of your own. God met Elijah in his seeking. When we position ourselves before Him, we will experience His presence in a profound and life-changing way.

Friend, I encourage you to take these steps to heart and put them into practice in your own life. As you do, may you experience a deeper, more intimate relationship with God than you ever thought possible. He is waiting for you with open arms, ready to lavish you with His love and grace.

If you are ready, take a moment to reflect on these five steps and consider how you can incorporate them into your daily life. Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!

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Navigating Doubt: Four Biblical Responses

Navigating Doubt: 4 Biblical Responses to Common Spiritual Struggles

Hey there, friend! Have you ever found yourself standing at the edge of doubt, questioning the very foundation of your faith? You’re not alone. According to research from The Barna Group, two-thirds of Christians face spiritual doubt at some point in their journey. It’s a common experience—a natural part of our walk with God. But here’s the kicker: it’s not the doubt itself that’s the real issue; it’s how we respond to it that truly matters. So, let’s embark on a journey together to explore this reality and discover four biblical responses to navigating doubt.

Imagine this: you’re standing on the shore, gazing out at the vast ocean of God’s promises. Yet, as the waves of doubt begin to crash against your feet, you find yourself questioning the stability of the ground beneath you. It’s a familiar feeling—a common struggle shared by many believers. But fear not, for we’re about to dive into the depths of Scripture to uncover truths that will anchor us in the midst of doubt.

Common Responses to Spiritual Doubt

According to The Barna Group’s research, when faced with spiritual doubt, the most common response for about half of Christians is to leave their church or worship gatherings. This trend is alarming, highlighting the need for a right and biblical response to doubt. As we navigate through the waves of uncertainty, let’s cling to the hope and assurance found in God’s Word.

Navigating Doubt with Worship

Stay in the Game: When doubt threatens to overwhelm us, the temptation to withdraw from our faith community can be strong. But as Hebrews 10:25 reminds us,

Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Instead of isolating ourselves, let’s lean into our church family for support and encouragement. Remember, it’s in the community of believers that we often experience God’s presence and reassurance.

Consider the example of Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, who doubted the resurrection until he saw Jesus with his own eyes (John 20:24-29). Despite his doubts, Jesus met Thomas where he was and provided the evidence he needed to believe. Likewise, when we feel uncertain, let’s trust that God will reveal Himself to us in unexpected ways.

Navigating Doubt with Scripture

Anchor Yourself in Scripture: The Word of God is our firm foundation—a rock upon which we can stand when doubt threatens to overwhelm us. As Psalm 119:105 declares,

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

By immersing ourselves in Scripture, we gain clarity, wisdom, and strength to navigate through doubts and uncertainties. Let’s commit to diving deep into God’s Word, allowing it to guide us through the storms of doubt.

Navigating Doubt Through Prayer

Pray Without Ceasing: In moments of doubt, prayer is our lifeline to God—the key that unlocks the door to His presence and power. As Philippians 4:6-7 assures us,

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Through prayer, we find peace, strength, and renewed faith in God’s promises.

Navigating Doubt through Choosing to Believe

Choose to Believe: God is Greater than Our Doubts. Even when our faith wavers, God remains steadfast and faithful. Consider the example of Abraham, who hoped against hope and believed in the promises of God, even when circumstances seemed impossible (Romans 4:19-22).

And Abraham‘s faith did not weaken, even though, at about 100 years of age, he figured his body was as good as dead—and so was Sarah’s womb. Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God.

Despite his doubts and shortcomings, Abraham chose to believe God in the face of impossibilities. And that faith was credited to him as righteousness. Similarly, when we face doubts, let’s remember that God is greater than our uncertainties. He is able to strengthen our faith and lead us into deeper intimacy with Him.

My dear friend, doubt may be a common experience, but it doesn’t have to define our faith journey. By staying connected to our faith community, anchoring ourselves in Scripture, praying without ceasing, and trusting in God’s faithfulness, we can navigate through doubt and emerge stronger in our faith. So let’s embrace these four biblical responses and trust in the unfailing love and faithfulness of our God.

Sending you love, encouragement, and prayers as you navigate your faith journey. Together, let’s press on toward the prize of knowing Christ more deeply and trusting in His unfailing love.

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