Confident Assurance (Hebrews 4:16)

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16 (KJV)

We may step boldly before the throne of grace with absolute certainty that through the finished works of Jesus we have access to everything we need. Let us therefore erase all doubt from our hearts, and remember that God is not withholding anything. Whatever you may need today, whether it be wisdom, restoration, healing or provision, may you live in this confident assurance that God’s grace truly is sufficient.

Overcoming Fear (2 Timothy 1:7)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7  (KJV)

We overcome fear as we remember that it is the Spirit of God in us that gives us strength, wisdom, courage and ability. As we rely upon God, knowing He has planted in us His power, His love, and His soundness, we may go forth into our world with boldness and confidence. No longer are we held hostage by fear, but we are equipped and empowered to show up as the victorious overcomers we have been created to be.

The Paradox Of Grace (2 Corinthians 12:9)

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakeness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)

The paradox of grace is such that it becomes our strength and empowerment to the degree that we get comfortable with our own weakenesses. In other words, grace becomes power when we realize that we in our own strength are never asked to carry the burdens of life, but that we are to cast these upon the Lord. To the degree that we do this, we open ourselves to His power, to His might, to His ability that flows through us. Now we can say with the Apostle Paul that we gladly boast in our weakness, so that the supernatural power of Christ may flow through us.

Victory In The Midst Of Opposition (Isaiah 54:17)

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 54:17 (KJV)

As born again believers we have been given authority in Jesus’ name over anything that would attempt to rob us of the promises of God. No matter the form of opposition, whether it be a negative doctors’ report, marital challenges, lack in a certain area, or hurtful and judgmental words from other people, we may declare with confidence the Word of God: that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Our confidence comes from the fact that our righteousness is not our own, but found completely in the finished works of Jesus. And so let us lay hold boldly of all that has been so freely made available.

Laying Hold Of What God Has Prepared For Us (Philippians 3:12)

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

Philippians 3:12 (NKJV)

We are continually called to press on to lay hold of all that God has prepared for us. May we be comfortable with the journey, with the fact that we are still a work in progress, yet may we always press more fully towards who we have been created to be in Him. Each day offers a fresh opportunity to let go of the old, and to lay hold of the newness of life in Christ Jesus.

Confident Assurance In God’s Grace (Hebrews 4:16)

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16 (KJV)

When we approach our heavenly Father, let us do so with boldness and confidence. We are to step before the throne of grace with absolutely certainty that through the finished works of Jesus we have access to everything we need. Let us therefore erase all doubt from our hearts, and remember that God is not withholding anything. Whatever you may need today, whether it be wisdom, restoration, healing or provision, may you live in this confident assurance that God’s grace truly is sufficient.

God Rewards Those Who Seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)

We can put our faith in many things, yet the kind of faith that God is looking for, is total and complete trust, reliance and dependence upon Him. To diligently seek Jesus is to fellowship with Him daily, to be in His Word, and to have a sincere desire to live in the world as men and women after God’s own heart. We may rest assured that as we seek Him in this way, God will richly reward us with an even greater fulfillment in Him, and with the added things coming to us as well.

Labor To Rest (Hebrews 4:11)

Let us labour therfore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Hebrews 4:11 (KJV)

Much of our walk with the Lord is about laboring to enter into rest. This is not speaking of a physical rest, but much rather of a resting of the soul. It is to get to the place where our our mind, our will and our emotions rest confidently in the finished works of Jesus. And so we do not labor in our soul to try and get victory, we labor to get to the place of truly believing that Jesus has already won us the victory. We fill our minds and hearts with the Word of God until God’s promises become so real to us that all unbelief is cast out, and we rest in confident assurance of seeing God’s goodness in our lives.

Overcoming Fear (2 Timothy 1:7)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7  (KJV)

Fear can be one of the most debilitating emotions, which if given into can easily keep us from doing what God is calling us to do. We overcome fear as we remember that it is the Spirit of God in us that gives us strength, wisdom, courage and ability. As we rely upon God, knowing He has planted in us His power, His love, and His soundness, we may go forth into our world with boldness and confidence. No longer are we held hostage by fear, but we are equipped and empowered to show up as the victorious overcomers we have been created to be.  

Victory In The Midst Of Opposition (Isaiah 54:17)

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 54:17 (KJV)

As born again believers we have been given authority in Jesus’ name over anything that would attempt to rob us of the promises of God. No matter the form of opposition, whether it be a negative doctors’ report, marital challenges, lack in a certain area, or hurtful and judgmental words from other people, we may declare with confidence the Word of God: that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Our confidence comes from the fact that our righteousness is not our own, but found completely in the finished works of Jesus. And so let us lay hold boldly of all that has been so freely made available.