Christ-Centered Confidence

Spending time in the Word and in prayer deepens our trust in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:1-6

Did you know you can build your confidence in God? It grows the more we meditate on His Word, know who He is, and draw near to Him through prayer. Confidently trusting the Lord brings many blessings:

• Spiritual Growth. Relying on God means we respond to difficulties by seeking Him for guidance and strength. In turn, we experience the Holy Spirit’s presence, provision, and power and, as a result, spiritual growth. We’ll be capable of accomplishments far better than we imagined when our assurance comes from the Lord (Ephesians 3:20).

• Peace. When our security rests in God and we show conviction about His promises, peace follows. Isaiah 26:3 says, “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You.” Our calm demeanor will waver, however, when we mix trusting Him with relying on ourselves.

• Influence. Others will take notice when they observe that God inspired our confidence. As they see us achieve something unexpected, grow spiritually, or exhibit inner peace, they’ll want what we have. Then, hopefully, we can inspire them to know the Savior.

Do your actions reveal self-reliance or Christ-centered confidence? The Lord is worthy of our trust (Revelation 5:12). What steps will you take to deepen your belief in Him?