By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. — 1 John 4:17
Adapted from the resource Love Out Loud Devotional – by Joyce Meyer
No matter how we feel, we need to magnify God above all else and step out in faith to do whatever He asks us to do.
We never have to be afraid of God. We should have reverential fear, meaning a respectful awe, of Him, but He does not want us to lack con¬fidence when we face Him. The Bible tells us to come “fearlessly and confidently and boldly” to the throne of grace and make our requests known ( see Hebrews 4:16 AMPC).
We cannot operate in boldness and fear at the same time. We may “feel” fear, but we must not bow down or give in to it; we can approach God with confidence.
In our society today we have an epidemic of insecurity. The world is full of people who lack confidence. Our confidence is to be placed in Christ alone and in His love for us. We are to put no confidence in the flesh, but to be bold and courageous in Christ.
Begin to believe today that from now on you will step out in faith to do whatever He asks you to do. Don’t draw back in fear and timidity, but go all the way through to the finish of each task.
Prayer Starter: Father, deliver me from insecurity and a lack of confidence. Help me be bold and courageous. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.