Still on the topic of confidence in God …
We recall another story in the Bible that demonstrates total confidence in God.
In the days of the Bible, the kings were more powerful than the presidents of today. They
could make arbitrary decisions the way they pleased. They did not consult with a committee or
congress to vote their decisions. Nobody could speak back to a king. The king was next to the
However, the three Hebrew boys told King Nebuchadnezzar, “Our God whom we serve is able
to deliver us from the fiery burning furnace.” (Daniel 3:17)
This is absolute confidence in the Lord. They left no room for fear but demonstrated absolute
trust in God.
They also said, “…even if he does not, we still will not bow but we know this God”.
Until you grow your confidence in the Lord, you don’t have faith. You cannot have faith and
not be God-confident.
Being God-confident means you know that you know that no matter what happens, He will
come through for you. Sometimes when it looks as if time is running out, remember He holds
the time and seasons in His hand.He is the beginning and the end.
If you are confident in Him, He will come through for you.
Sometimes, God wants to stretch your faith to see how much He can pull out of you. Consider
Abraham; his faith was stretched to the limit when he was instructed by God to sacrifice his
son. God waited until he put his knife to Isaac’s neck before he stopped him.At the nick of time, He will come through for you.
Whatever Abraham did to move God, if you will do it today, God will move in your life.
Consider the way little kids make demands on their parents with trust and confidence knowing
they have direct access and right to whatever their parents have. That is a clear demonstration
of confidence because they have faith in them.
When you panic in the face of challenges, it is as a result of lack of confidence and trust in God.
You should not be anxious if your confidence is in God. Absolute confidence in God is faith.
Psalm 27:3, “Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war
may rise against me, in this I will be confident”
Some of the situations we face are opportunities for us to operate in faith.
The Bible states, “Whatsoever is born of God, overcomes the world …” – 1 John 5:4
There is no way to prove the presence of faith without adversities or challenges. Until a
believer is challenged and responds in faith, he cannot boldly declare that he has faith.
Until then, it is a mere belief in the heart.
The bible states, “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small” – Proverbs 24:10
Adversity is normal to Christian living. Our strength as Christians is tested and measured in
Regular attendance to church does not automatically make you a person of faith. Possessing
titles likewise does not mean you have faith. These things can be most deceptive.
Faith is tested and confirmed by how many adversities you have overcome. It is measured by
how a believer responds during challenges.
Faith and Confidence are not just inwards. Faith and confidence have to be displayed.
The reason why believers are not faithful with sowing is their lack of confidence that God will
hold up His side of the bargain.
Look throughout the bible, whenever God moved, you would always see a display of absolute
trust and confidence in Him.
Abraham demonstrated this simple confidence when he got up and left his family upon God’s
instruction, not knowing where to go.
Isaac also demonstrated this confidence when he obeyed God’s word not to relocate to Egypt
when everybody else was moving there.
Faith builds our trust and confidence and this faith comes by hearing and hearing by God’s
Faith is the anchor. Through faith we draw from and enjoy every benefit of redemption.
It takes simplicity of heart to have faith. It takes appearing foolish to grow in faith.
The opposite of faith is fear. If you don’t have faith or confidence, you will live in fear.
The devil will use your weakness to afflict you. Every believer must overcome fear.
I sought the Lord and he heard me and delivered me from all my fears. – Psalms. 34:4