Greetings friends, 

The Lord has given me a special word for the month to meditate on and pray over for our community and church. Our word for August is: 

CONFIDENCE. 

1) a feeling of trust in a person or thing  2) belief in one’s own abilities; self-assurance 3) trust or a trustful relationship

 I don’t know about you, but I could use more CONFIDENCE in my life. I tend to lose mine like my car keys…right before I need to get somewhere. 

Do you sometimes find yourself in need of more CONFIDENCE too?  Well, I believe that God can give you all the CONFIDENCE you need with His Word.  

Job 4:6  “Is not your fear of God your CONFIDENCE, and the integrity of your ways your hope?”

Job 11: 18  “And you will have CONFIDENCE, because there is hope; you will be protected and take your rest in safety.” 

Job 29:24 “I smiled on them when they had no CONFIDENCE; and the light of my countenance they did not extinguish.”

Proverbs 3:26  “For the Lord will be your CONFIDENCE and will keep your foot from being caught.”

Proverbs 14:26  “In the fear of the Lord one has strong CONFIDENCE, and one’s children will have a refuge.”

2 Corinthians 3:4  “Such is the CONFIDENCE that we have through Christ toward God.”

2 Corinthians 7:16  “I rejoice, because I have complete CONFIDENCE in you.”

Thessalonians 3:4  “And we have CONFIDENCE in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing and will go on doing the things that we command.”

Hebrews 3:6 “We are his house if we hold firm the CONFIDENCE and the pride that belong to hope.”

Hebrews 3:14  “For we have become partners of Christ, if only we hold our first CONFIDENCE firm to the end.”

Hebrews 10:19  “We have CONFIDENCE to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus,”

Hebrews 10:35 “Do not, therefore, abandon that CONFIDENCE of yours; it brings a great reward.”

Hebrews 13:6 “So we can say with CONFIDENCE, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?’” 

1 John 2:28  “Abide in him, so that when he is revealed we may have CONFIDENCE and not be put to shame before him at his coming.”

This August, I hope and pray that the Holy Spirit will write these verses on your heart to give you the CONFIDENCE you need, when you need it most. 

Christ transforms our lives so our community can thrive.

Pastor Zack