How to Live With Spiritual Confidence

How to Live With Spiritual Confidence

Are you confident? God wants you to be. He doesn’t want you to be arrogant or self-reliant, but He does want you to wake up each morning and face the day with a sense of spiritual confidence, rooted in your relationship with Him.

He even went to the trouble of speaking rather clearly through His word about all the reasons we get to be so confident.

In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he outlines a multitude of reasons why everything is different once we place our faith in Jesus Christ. He said,

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. – Romans 5:1-2 NLT

Those two sentences are absolutely packed with the power of God’s unbreakable promises. Look at it phrase by phrase:

We have been made right…
We have peace with God…
because of what Jesus has done for us…
Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege…
where we now stand…
and we confidently and joyfully…
look forward to sharing God’s glory.

Before we place our trust in Jesus, we are not right with God. We don’t have peace with Him. We don’t walk in spiritual confidence or joy. We don’t get to look forward to sharing in His glory.We must realize the negative reality of these verses in order to appreciate them fully.

But once we begin a relationship with Jesus, by faith, He executes His wonderful promises to us in our lives.

HE makes things right between us and declares us right with Him. HE makes peace with us on the basis of what HE has done for us. HE brings us into the place of privilege.

This is all HIS work. We merely accept it by faith. And once we do, all condemnation ceases. The pathway to spiritual confidence and a right standing before the God of all the universe is through faith in Him and His work on our behalf.

Are you confident today?

This article originally appeared here.

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Brandon Cox
Brandon Cox is Lead Pastor of Grace Hills Church, a new church plant in northwest Arkansas. He also serves as Editor and Community Facilitator for Pastors.com and Rick Warren's Pastor's Toolbox and was formerly a Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. In his spare time, he offers consultation to church leaders about communication, branding, and social media. He and his wife, Angie, live with their two awesome kids in Bentonville, Arkansas.