Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Confidence in GOD

When we hear the word ‘confidence’ we put in our own words what it may mean to us. Although, our definitions may sound different, it will usually come close to the actually meaning.
They define confidence as a noun.  This is a person, place or thing.  It states that confidence is the consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances or it can be, faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way.
I like how it says it is the “Consciousness”. This definition is telling us that our confidence is our faith in something. In Hebrews 11:1, it tells us that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. In the Amplified Bible, it adds that it is, faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses. You cannot have faith in something that you can see, hear, taste, smell or touch. It is not faith. We cannot see, hear, smell, taste or touch our confidence, our consciousness…our faith.

Romans 9:1(AMP), Paul says, “I AM speaking the truth in Christ. I am not lying; my conscience [enlightened and prompted] by the Holy Spirit bearing witness with me”.
If we break it down, it is saying that it is the Holy Spirit telling or reminding us of the power of GOD in our situation or circumstances.
I see it just like this.
Let us say you were confronted by someone much bigger than you might be. Moreover, you know that you have someone you trust right behind you. They will not allow any harm to come your way. They are more than enough to take care of this situation. You know now that the situation is not so big anymore. In fact, the situation will not affect you. You can tell that person that they can and will leave. All that they can do is leave. Just then, you stood in confidence, in the knowing of the end result.
In this scenario, you can plug in a problem, sickness or anything that might be confronting you. If you are a child of GOD, then you should know that behind you is GOD. All you have to do now is declare the word of GOD to that issue and believe to receive what it is you need. Turn away from the issue and face GOD.

Anytime I have to do this, I release that care to GOD. I like these scriptures.

1 Peter 5:7(AMP) -Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully

Psalm 55:22(AMP) -Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail)

When putting your complete confidence in GOD just remember…
Deuteronomy 31:6
-Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you!
What a great scripture to hold on to when facing those situation or circumstances.
-simply put
that mom down the street