Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
(Hebrews 11:1 (NIV))
How is your faith?
Do you truly possess a hope and assurance that is only available through no other name but Jesus?
Depending on your answer, and I hope that it was a resounding “Yes,” just what does that mean to you?
We know that we are all sinners in need of a Savior. We know that the wages of sin is death. We know that there is absolutely nothing that we can do of our own strength that will change any of this. I started to write that there is one thing that we can do of our own strength, but I would be lying. It is not of our own strength, but rather out of our humility that we realize our situation. When we come to this realization, we have but one response!
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
(James 4:10 (NKJV))
It takes a confident person to humble yourself in the sight of the Lord. Please don’t confuse this confidence with human arrogance and pride. Human nature tells us that we can do it all on our own. Godly confidence tells us that we have no other option but to put our trust in the Lord. The world, and human nature, tells us that there are many different ways to God. When we cast aside all other ways and fully place our hope and assurance in Jesus as the only way, it shows the world that we are confident in our faith. More importantly, it shows the Lord that we are confident in our faith.
Are you confident in what you hope for in Jesus?
Are you confident in the assurance that you have in Jesus?
Are you able to proclaim His name in confidence no matter what the world may say in response? I sincerely hope that you remember the words of Jesus in response to this.
But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
(Matthew 10:33 (NIV))
With that last passage now presented for your consideration, I have but one more question about the confidence that your faith displays with respect to hope and assurance.
Does this describe the confidence of your faith?
Copyright 1998 – 2023 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
Support Daily Living Ministries
Subscribe to daily email delivery
Visit us on facebook