Thursday, June 04, 2009

Thursday Thoughts...

Proverbs 3:26 For the LORD will be your confidence,
And will keep your foot from being caught.

Just what is confidence? Well, Merriam Webster states...

1con·fi·dence           Listen to the pronunciation of 1confidence
\ˈkän-fə-dən(t)s, -ˌden(t)s\
14th century
1 a: a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances confidence confidence<> b: faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way confidence in a leader>2: the quality or state of being certain : certitude confidence of success>3 a: a relation of trust or intimacy confidence<> b: reliance on another's discretion confidence> c: support especially in a legislative body confidence

Have you got confidence? As Christians we are assured confidence... God is our confidence! As children of God we can rely on our circumstances (we are saved through Christ), we have faith or belief that God is always going to act for our benefit in an loving and effective way (even if we don't always like or understand the way He accomplishes it) ... and we can be certain that we will be united with Christ! I would say ...... now that is some confidence!

But it goes farther than that... not only is God our confidence but He will keep us from falling into a trap, you know ... temptation. When we rely on God's discretion for our lives and have an unfailing intimate relationship with God and trust Him to know what is best for us (we are back to having confidence again...) then He keeps us safe in His will. What a wonderful cycle to be caught up in!!!!

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