If you’re reading this, most probably seeking to find God confidence.
Me too, by the way!
I see the state I’m in and know that this isn’t how life is supposed to be.
Who look at our current circumstances or even when things seem perfect we still wonder if there is something more then this. God wouldn’t put us on the planet to suffer and then suffer some more. There has to be something else. A place that isn’t shifting sand, but is sturdy and dry and safe.
To have confidence in God, once and for all.
And, as Christians who put their trust in Jesus Christ who bore the sins of mankind and rose from the dead in victory, that our confidence rests in Him. Our confidence ultimately has to rely on God Almighty.
The question is…
What does God confidence even look like?
Will I know when I have it?
And if I can’t know… what’s the point of wanting it???
What is God Confidence?
To have confidence in God is to be able to 1) trust His promises, and 2) to be confident God will resolve a certain issue, so much so that a person has complete peace in the midst of turmoil and uncertainty.
If that’s your aim, if that’s where you want to be, you’re in glad company, because I want this too and a reason why this topic intrigued me in the first place.
Join me in our journey until we are able to say, “God’s got this”—and mean it.
To know in our heart, “God is still right and good”—and live by this truth.
That the radiance of our lives makes us shout, “God is King and there is no other!” and have peace—no matter what storm hits my front door.
By now, you have a good understanding of what confidence in God is.
But wouldn’t it be helpful to see an example? Someone who has been stretched, who has seen the hardships of life and stayed firm in trust in God?
I want to too, so let’s get started!
Moses: Lack of Self Confidence
If we could find anyone in the Bible with the least amount of self-confidence, I think there is no one more qualified than Moses. He was born in a time when Hebrew baby boys were cast into the Nile. From the beginning of his life, he had a death sentence.
If that wasn’t enough, he couldn’t live with his birth parents for obvious reasons. He was adopted by the daughter of none other than the daughter of Pharaoh.
But his life doesn’t get any easier. Although he was raised by his Hebrew birth mother, he lived and was trained as an Egyptian.
Moses Didn’t fit In
According to the Book of Hebrews, “Moses…refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.” (Hebrews 11:24-25)
We see a glimpse of the torture he experienced as a Hebrew-raised-Egyptian while his people suffered as slaves to Pharaoh, as recorded by Moses himself.
“One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.” (Exodus 2:11-12)
The passage goes on to say that, although he was careful in his scheme, he had been noticed and what he had done had been found out by the Hebrews and Egyptians.
Lack of God Confidence
At first glance, Moses appears to have confidence in himself, not in God (and, I’ll admit, I thought the same thing). But sometimes the Bible interprets these things for us and, fortunately, this is one of those times.
“[Moses] saw one of them being mistreated by an Egyptian, so he went to his defense and avenged him by killing the Egyptian. Moses thought that his own people would realize that God was using him to rescue them, but they did not.” (Acts 7:24-25)
Did you catch that?
First, Moses sympathized. These were his people, after all.
Second, Moses believed in God and wanted to be used to rescue his people from slavery.
The great part about Moses’ story is how messed up all this is!
His people, whom he deeply sympathized with and worried about, rejected him! To them, he was out of reach, having been raised as an Egyptian. (This doesn’t come from the text, but from my own understanding.)
In addition, his people didn’t want his help! Even with the authority as Pharaoh’s grandson (Whoa. That takes a second to sink in, doesn’t it?) and his love for his people who are greatly suffering, he’s misunderstood and driven away. (And that’s even before Pharaoh finds out he killed a man and Moses becomes a fugitive.)
Moses God Confidence Becomes Apparent
And this is where Moses’s confidence in God is apparent: Confidence is first about loving God, His people, and His mission—not in getting your service, your works, your deeds right.
It is very clear that Moses doesn’t have confidence in himself. When asked to participate in God’s great plan to deliver his people out of slavery in Egypt (aka Moses’s mission when he was living in Egypt), Moses wanted no part in it. He even pleaded, “Please send someone else” (Exodus 4:13b).
Although God still chose him as the deliverer for His people, God gave Moses what he asked for and Moses went to Pharaoh with God’s message.
After dealing with the hardened heart of Pharaoh and ten really awful plagues, we see Moses declaring to the trembling Israelites at the Red Sea, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:13-14)
This bold and confident man of faith is typically the one we think of when we mention Moses. But as we see, confidence in God started as a tiny speck and grew until it radiated from his pores.
Because, in truth, it was never Moses who delivered his people, but God.
And YOU Can Have God Confidence Too!
In fact, you can have confidence in God this minute.
I’ll be honest, when I first saw this topic, I had a vision of me finally getting up at 4am every morning, going to a quiet place where I could pray for a heavenly forty-five minutes. (Cue the spiritual melody.)
But I dragged my feet in actually writing this post because, aw shoot!, I need coffee ASAP and (wrongly) reasoned that this means I have more confidence in caffeine than I have in God.
If you’re dragging your butt up in the morning because life is just exhausting, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have no confidence in God!
Ways to Build Up Confidence
Confidence in where we put our ultimate trust. From the moment we wake up, but also the undercurrent of our entire day. It isn’t limited to our behavior, but is heavily based on our motivation.
Confidence in God, therefore, is putting our trust in the salvation Christ provides.
Is there room for improvement? You bet there is. Does behavior matter? Should we pursue obedience to God? Absolutely!
Just as you can plant a seed without seeing a full plant in the next ten seconds, you can sow the seed of faith in God and not see the visible fruit right away.
But the faith—the confidence, the stance—is there.
Like Moses, who obeyed even when he had every reason not to.
Like you (and me!), who can come up with a thousand excuses at any moment.
Over time, as you patiently and diligently trust in God, depend on God, learn about God who tells you—with confidence in Himself!—that He is indeed Savior, Creator, King of all, you too will have your confidence in God grow.
And this is all confidence in God is, from the beginning and to the end of our lives.
Just a quick study of Moses and you’ll see:
Confidence in God is leaning on Him, who is stronger. It is turning to Him, who is smarter. It is trusting in His plan, who is mighty to save.
Yes, confidence in God needs to grow, but even now, even this minute your confidence can be in God.
Still not sure? Read on for a boost of confidence…in God Confidence.
Bible Verses on God Confidence
Everyone needs a boost in their journey!
Here are select verses from God’s Word to memorize and meditate on as you claim the confidence you already have in God.
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“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2Timothy 1:7
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4
“And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10:10
5 Ways to Grow In God Confidence
1. Read the Bible and learn about God’s character and promises. This can help you feel more confident in your faith and trust in Him as your Savior and Creator.
2. Practice obedience, even when it feels difficult or uncomfortable. Whether this means praying, attending church services, or doing acts of service for others, focusing on your faith and relationship with God can help build up your confidence in Him.
3. Surround yourself with others who have a strong faith and seek their guidance and encouragement as you work to strengthen your own confidence in God.
4. Connect with God through prayer, meditation, and other spiritual practices such as journaling, volunteering, or worship. These can help you deepen your relationship with God and feel more confident in your ability to rely on Him in all circumstances.
5. Reflect how God has already shown Himself faithful in your life, whether through answered prayers, blessings, or other divine interventions. Remembering these experiences can give you hope and reassurance as you continue to seek God’s guidance and wisdom.
May God be with you, sustain you, place His Spirit on you as you continue your journey of God confidence !
Related: Bible Verses on Being Yourself
About the Author of God Confidence
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