What Does The Word ‘confidence’ Mean; How Can You Successfully Use It?
According to the dictionary, the word “confidence” means firm trust, a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s abilities or qualities. Confidence, for example, is what you bring forth when sitting in a job interview. A person usually musters all the confidence they have when going to an interview of any kind. You always want to put your best foot forward, and that’s where your confidence comes forth; when you know that you can do whatever is required of you, the confidence you have in yourself comes running forward to impress others around you.
“Confidence” is much like “Pride” too much of a good thing is not always good. Before you start bragging about your accomplishments, look at what went into them; Like pride, you must be careful not to become overbearing so that you sound as though you are conceited or overly boastful. Following are Bible verses about being confident study these scriptures and know that they are Jesus’ word which is the “truth!”
18 Bible Verses About Confidence
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.Joshua 1:9
Then he set military captains over the people, gathered them together to him in the open square of the city gate, and gave them encouragement, saying, “Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.2 Chronicles 32:6-8
Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident.Psalms 27:3
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.Psalms 139:13-14
Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when I comes; For the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.Proverbs 3:25-26
The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.Isaiah 32:17
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.Isaiah 40:31
Fear not for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord.Jeremiah 17:7
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.2 Corinthians 12:9
To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of god might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.Ephesians 3:8-13
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.Philippians 1:3-7
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.2 Timothy 1:7
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:16
Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: “For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”Hebrews 10:35-36
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”Hebrews 13:5-6
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.1 John 4:17-19
God is pure love and the completeness of everything, and Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, is the only way to get those answers. “Ask” for the Lord for His forgiveness; allow Him into your heart; He is always with you; Jesus, as a gift, left the Holy Spirit to dwell in the hearts of every believer upon His ascension into heaven. When Jesus ascended into Heaven, God our Father instructed Him to send the Holy Spirit to every believer so that they would have a “helper” living within them. From that time on, the Holy Spirit has lived in every believer’s heart and will be there forever; He will never leave or forsakes you; He is there to teach, guard, and help you forever; He is there to help you learn and become a better Christian; He is there living in your heart to help you understand God’s teachings; to remember the teachings of Jesus when He walked the earth; He is there as an alternative helper for Jesus who returned to our Father, the Almighty God, and head of the Triune.
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