This week, we want to reflect on the area of confidence.

Let's start by reading and meditating on these statements from the pages of Scripture.

Ephesians 1:18. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called — his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. NLT

Ephesians 3:12. In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. NIV

Philippians 1:6. Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. NIV

Psalm 27:3, 13 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident … I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. NIV

Psalm 71:5. For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.

Isaiah 30:15. This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. NLT

Hebrews 5:16. 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.

Hebrew 10:35. Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

Hebrews 11:1-2. Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.

1 John 5:14-15. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Tomorrow, we'll unpack this important quality further. [Part 2]