What is confidence? My fellow musical fans may, as I did, think of Maria’s song in The Sound of Music – “I Have Confidence.”
The official definitions of the word are these: “the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust,” the state of feeling certain about the truth of something,” and of course the one referenced in the song: “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.”
The fulfillment of the Word of God brings us confidence that 1) He had the power to save and 2) He does what He says.
We see in Ephesians 3:12 that “because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.” “Such confidence we have brogue Christ before God.” (2 Coronthians 3:4)
When our hearts are right before God through Jesus Christ, we can have confidence in our salvation. “Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God.” (1 John 3:21) It is because of the atoning work of Jesus on the cross that we sinners can come anywhere near our holy Creator. Let us boldly live in faith, reminded of the confidence with which we can approach God with our worship and prayer, because of Jesus.