Saturday, December 10, 2011

Unshakable confidence

When we feel weak-kneed and lack confidence, we are most open to relying on God. When things are tough that's when I'm most apt to look up for help, but why not seek that same guidance even when things are great? I've been asking myself that the past few days and the Lord has rocked my world in the best ways! The Bible gives us affirmation after affirmation of God's strength in the face of our limited ability.

I can do all things through him who gives me strength [ Philippians 4:13 ]Nothing is impossible without God [ Luke 1:37 ]
In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us  [ Romans 8:37 ]Nothing is too hard for the Lord  [ Jeremiah 32:17 ]My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness  [ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ]

Nothing silences the voice of timidity as powerfully as the voice of Scripture. With so many unanswered questions about my future I have been racking my brain trying to figure it all out, which is so silly of me. It took that "ah ha" moment to realize I was relying on MY plans and not HIS plans, and I gave it all over to God. Since then He has been blessing me so much, everything I was worried about or unsure of has been laid out so easily and simply for me within the past few days! Obedience may not always end in an obvious reward, but I strongly believe that God laughs at us sometimes and gives us an obvious reward just to say "look, if you trust in Me this is what happens!" Relying on flesh gets us nowhere, but placing unshakable confidence in God.. trust me, you'll get somewhere!

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