Sunday, February 22, 2009

Confidence . . .

The Lord, He is the One who goes before you.
He will be with you, He will not
leave you nor forsake you;
do not fear nor be dismayed.
Deuteronomy 31:8


Confidence is a positive attitude toward the future, an assurance that whatever tomorrow brings, you can meet its challenges. With that in mind, Christians should be the most confident people in the world. As a believer, you have the privilege of serving the God who holds the future in His Hands.


Not one thing that happens to you surprises God or catches Him off guard. And He has promised to see you through every trial, every hardship, every heartbreak, every disappointment. Therefore, you can step into the future with confidence, knowing that the God who knows all and sees all has already paved the way before you and will be at your side until your journey's end.


Confidence in the natural world is self-reliance,
in the spiritual world it is God-reliance.
Oswald Chambers
taken from 'God's Daily Answer'

11 comments:

Denise said...

Thank you for this wonderful reminder, Carol! God is holding us even when we in our weak flesh cannot sense Him. I pray that you will sense His Presence now as you wait for your precious grandson, Ethan. Blessings!

Chris said...

Carol, that was very nice reminder to have this morning.

Hugs,
Chris

Mary said...

Loved today's devotion.
Be Bold Be Strong today, for the Lord God is with you.
See you Friday.
Love
Mary

bennie and patsy said...

Oswald Chambers is one of my favorite. Thank you for reminding us to have confidence in the Lord.
Patsy

Elena said...

This was a great reminder and encouragement for this morning!

Carol said...

"Nothing can happen to you that catches God off guard". I love that. Thanks for the reminder! Carol

Where My Treasure Is said...

This was such a blessing to read this morning--just what I needed!

Love-
Kari

Darlene said...

This was a beautiful Sunday read. Hope you had a great one.♥

Darla said...

AMEN!

Shellmo said...

Comforting and true!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Carol, I needed to read this today. I need to read this every day! Thank you. (No Ethan yet?) Won't be long now. laurie