Hebrews 10:35-39 state, "Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: 'For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.' But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul."
Here is a powerful reminder for all of us to stay confident! What is confidence? A dictionary definition I like is "firm trust; the state of feeling certain about the truth of something." In the original Greek, this word can mean "assurance or boldness of speech." All of us have had moments when we have gained confidence in the Lord. Maybe a specific prayer was answered, God helped you through a very hard trial, or you witnessed something that you knew deep down in your heart "had to be a God thing." After such experiences we feel so close to the living God... almost as if we have been able to touch Him.
Today, let us be reminded of these times in our personal lives and ask the Lord to give us the same confidence each and every day of our lives. Be confident that God desires a relationship with you each day. Be confident that He loves you and knows your deepest desires! Be confident that He will finish what He started in you. Be confident that He hears you when you pray. Be confident that His Word is true and sure... that His mercies are new every morning! FIRMLY TRUST in these promises! Why should we want this confidence? The writer of Hebrews reminds us that such confidence will have "great reward." He goes on to state that we "will receive the promise." Yes we all need to endure to be able to finish the will of God... but soon and very soon the Lord will not tarry!!!! He will come for those of us who are living by faith! All of His promises WILL be fulfilled. Are you confident fellow servant of Christ? Let us live moment by moment with such confidence so that all those around us yearn for the hope we have in Christ!
1 John 2:28 states, "And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming."