Monday, October 20, 2014

Day 20 - How Can You Have Confidence in a Time of Need

Thanks to Beth Hess for giving me 
this verse to freak on.  Check out her
Day 20 
How Can You Have Confidence in a Time of Need?

Moving on to actually freaking stage two!

Hebrews 4: 16
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Freaky Question From Yesterday 
How does one find confidence in the time of need?  Isn't that an oxymoron?

I think we need to embrace that what we are living is a faith, not a philosophy, or a self help method, but a faith. 

The very act of faith requires that we do things we believe to be true and not always what we feel.  We are moving with our born again spirit not our mind.

In Christianity, God’s Word is the truth we act on.  

The confidence then is not in yourself, but in the Word that calls you to approach with confidence.  It is very likely your need might even have caused you to lose your confidence. 

In an age when we put confidence in self help books, talking it out with friends, or even “figuring things out," we should ponder this verse. 

When you are in need -big or small, practice  this verse that gives you hope to come to the lover of your soul.  No one and nothing else is worthy.

To start reading this 31 Day Challenge from the beginning start here. 


  1. I literally laughed when I read the oxymoron confidence. You had me there!! Great read. Thank you!

  2. I am definitely learning to let go and surrender completely to God, His promises are true. Thank you for the reminder.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Letting go is a learned process for sure...everything is ours by reason of use.

  3. not all an oxymoron question! I believe when you are in the trenches is when you discover deep confidence bc of Christ. Supernatural strength! love this post! thank you!

    1. So true Shelly about the trenches. Makes one turn to the only hope we have.

  4. Yes! I love that - with every problem we should go to God first. And do so with confidence, too!
    Great post, thank you for sharing!
    xoxo Anna

    1. Thanks for the sweet comment. Easier to say than do! (Go to God first).

  5. One of my favorite go-to verses :) I love what you said: "The confidence then is not in yourself, but in the Word that calls you to approach with confidence." It is because of God's Word and promise to be our ever present help that we can confidently approach Him :)
    Sarah Travis