Where is Your Confidence?

We are often sure of ourselves because of the things we’ve accomplished. Our assurance becomes even more remarkable when others tell us how great we are. We fail to realize that the arm of the flesh counts as nothing and that our reliance should rest entirely on the Lord. Hezekiah trusted the Lord when Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came against him and the people gained confidence in the God who saved them (2 Chronicles 32:8, 22). Nehemiah received tremendous opposition as he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. Still, the Lord strengthened his hands to complete the project in fifty-two days, causing his enemies to lose their self-confidence because God helped him (Nehemiah 6:9, 15-16). Jeremiah declared that the one who trusts and has confidence in the Lord is blessed (17:7). Paul, who served God by His Spirit and boasted in Christ, put no confidence in the flesh (Philippians 3:3). Whatever giants you face, have faith in God, and know that He will cause them to fall, making them your footstool.

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