Confidence

Posted on March 25, 2017 · Posted in Wisdom

How do you know peace in times of conflict or fear? Where do you find encouragement when life’s relational struggles threaten overwhelm you? How can you be confident when fear and doubt begin to creep into your thoughts?

There is only One who brings peace and confidence to your troubled world. His name is Jesus Christ.

Your savior is supremely confident. His confidence flows from his humility. Think about that.

Jesus is confident that he can always trust his Father. God the Father has given his son his sheep. No one can take them away. That means no one can take you away from the strong hand of your Savior. Jesus is confident in his Father, you can be confident in him. If Jesus humbly trusts his Father, so can you.

Humility means that I trust God more than I do myself. So my confidence, your confidence rests in the commitment of God to you. That commitment never changes no matter what happens in your life. This is a blessing that leads to peaceful sleep! The most important issues of your life are secured by Christ for you for eternity!

Rest in true peace this night.

John 10:27-30
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.