Meet Doug. As he toes the line for the final game of his senior year basketball season, he wonders if his scholarship dream will happen.
Meet Kristin. As she graduates from college, she wonders if she’s adequate for her new job.
Meet Samantha. As she faces her second round of chemotherapy, she wonders if she will survive it.
Meet Scott. As he says his vows to his wife, he silently wonders if his second marriage will last.
Have you been there? Doug, Kristin, Samantha, Scott, you and everyone all have one thing in common: a need for confidence. Let’s face it; there are times in life when it’s easy to be filled with doubt. Doug doubts his future. Kristin doubts her abilities. Samantha doubts her treatment. Scott doubts his love. What do you doubt?
There’s someone whose future, abilities, treatment and love never fail. That’s the true God revealed in the Bible. Confidence to face whatever life throws your way comes from the promises God gives you in his Word. God kept his promise of sending a Savior for everyone. As your Savior, Jesus lived perfectly to give you confidence that his life counts for everyone. He died to make the payment necessary for your sins to be forgiven, no matter what you’ve done. He rose again to life to give you the confidence that one day you will be with him in heaven. All of this confidence is God’s gift to you, grasped and enjoyed by faith in Jesus.
Because of Jesus, when we doubt our future, God reminds us, “I know the plans that I have for you” (Jeremiah 29:11). When we doubt our abilities, he assures us, “I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you” (Isaiah 41:10). When we doubt our treatment plan, he promises, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). When we doubt love, his Word helps us “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Ephesians 3:18). That’s the difference, and the confidence, only Jesus brings.
Need more confidence? Jesus has what you need.