2018-04-06 09:38:00


CONFIDENCE-comes from the word confide (to put yourself in someone else's hands and tell them your heart)

Job 31:24 If I have made gold my trust and hope or have said to fine gold, You are my confidence,

25 If I rejoiced because my wealth was great and because my [powerful] hand [alone] had gotten much,

26 If I beheld [as an object of worship] the sunlight when it shone or the moon walking in its brightness,

27 And my heart has been secretly enticed by them or my mouth has kissed my hand [in homage to them],

28 This also would have been [a heinous and principal] iniquity to demand the judges' action and punishment, for I would have denied and been false to the God Who is above. AMP

Mark 10:24 And the disciples were amazed and bewildered and perplexed at His words. But Jesus said to them again, Children, how hard it is for those who trust (place their confidence, their sense of safety) in riches to enter the kingdom of God! AMP

Ps 20:7 Some rely on chariots and others on horses, but we will boast in the name of the Lord our God.

8 They will sink to their knees and fall, but we will rise and stand firm. GODS WORD


Psalm 20:7 Some find their strength in their weapons and wisdom,but my miracle deliverance can never be won by men. Our boast is in the Lord our God, who makes us strong and gives us victory!

8Our enemies will not prevail; they will only collapse andperish in defeat while we will rise up, full of courage. TPB

2 Chron 32:6 He then appointed military officers to be responsible for the people and got them all together at the public square in front of the city gate.

Hezekiah rallied the people, saying,

7 "Be strong! Take courage! Don't be intimidated by the king of Assyria and his troops there are more on our side than on their side.

8 He only has a bunch of mere men; we have our God to help us and fight for us!" Morale surged. Hezekiah's words put steel in their spines. MSG

Ps 27:3 Though a host encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, [even then] in this will I be confident. AMP

John 11:41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.

42 Yes, I know You always hear and listen to Me, but I have said this on account of and for the benefit of the people standing around, so that they may believe that You did send Me [that You have made Me Your Messenger]. AMP


John 11:41 Then, to the others, "Go ahead, take away the stone." They removed the stone. Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and prayed, "Father, I'm grateful that you have listened to me.

42 I know you always do listen, but on account of this crowd standing here I've spoken so that they might believe that you sent me." MSG


John 11:41So they rolled away the heavy stone. Jesus gazed into heaven and said, Father, thank you that you have heard my prayer,

42for you listen to every word I speak. Now, so that these who stand here with me will believe that you have sent me to the earth as your messenger, I will use the power you have given me. TPB

John 8:51 I say this with absolute confidence. If you practice what I'm telling you, you'll never have to look death in the face." MSG

Mark 2:5 And when Jesus saw their faith [their confidence in God through Him], He said to the paralyzed man, Son, your sins are forgiven [you] and put away [that is, the penalty is remitted, the sense of guilt removed, and you are made upright and in right standing with God]. AMP

Acts 27:21 Then as they had eaten nothing for a long time, Paul came forward into their midst and said, Men, you should have listened to me, and should not have put to sea from Crete and brought on this disaster and harm and misery and loss.

22 But [even] now I beg you to be in good spirits and take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you but only of the ship.

23 For this [very] night there stood by my side an angel of the God to Whom I belong and Whom I serve and worship,

24 And he said, Do not be frightened, Paul! It is necessary for you to stand before Caesar; and be, God has given you all those who are sailing with you.

25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith (complete confidence) in God that it will be exactly as it was told me; AMP

Philippians 1:6 I pray with great faith for you, because Im fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work[a] in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you[b] and will put his finishing touches to it until the unveiling[c] of our Lord Jesus Christ! TPT

Josh 1:9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. AMP

Ps 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will have confidence in and put my trust and reliance in You.

4 By [the help of] God I will praise His word; on God I lean, rely, and confidently put my trust; I will not fear. What can man, who is flesh, do to me? AMP


Ps 56:3 When I get really afraid I come to you in trust.

4 I'm proud to praise God; fearless now, I trust in God. What can mere mortals do? MSG

Prov 3:26 For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger]. AMP ↕↕↕

Prov 3:26 Because God will be right there with you; he'll keep you safe and sound. MSG


Proverbs 3:26 because God is your confidence in times of crisis, keeping your heart at rest in every situation. TPB

Ps 52:9 I will thank You and confide in You forever, because You have done it [delivered me and kept me safe]. I will wait on, hope in and expect in Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your saints (Your kind and pious ones).

John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] AMP


John 16:33 I've told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I've conquered the world." MSG

2 Cor 3:4 We couldn't be more sure of ourselves in this that you, written by Christ himself for God, are our letter of recommendation. MSG


2 Corinthians 3:4 We carry this confidence in our hearts because of our union with Christ before God. TPB

Eph 1:12 So that we who first hoped in Christ [who first put our confidence in Him have been destined and appointed to] live for the praise of His glory! AMP

Eph 3:12 In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear). AMP ↕↕↕

Eph 3:12 When we trust in him, we're free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go. MSG


Ephesians 3:12 We have boldness through him,[a] and free access as kings before the Father because of our complete confidence in Christs faithfulness. TPB

Phil 1:14 Not only that, but most of the Christians here have become far more sure of themselves in the faith than ever, speaking out fearlessly about God, about the Messiah. MSG

Heb 3:6 Christ as Son is in charge of the house. Now, if we can only keep a firm grip on this bold confidence, we're the house! MSG

Heb 3:14 For we have become fellows with Christ (the Messiah) and share in all He has for us, if only we hold our first newborn confidence and original assured expectation [in virtue of which we are believers] firm and unshaken to the end. AMP


Hebrews 3:14 For we are mingled with the Messiah,[a] if we will continue unshaken in this confident assurance[b] from the beginning until the end. TPB

Heb 10:19-21 So, friends, we can now without hesitation walk right up to God, into "the Holy Place." Jesus has cleared the way by the blood of his sacrifice, acting as our priest before God. The "curtain" into God's presence is his body. MSG

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide (live, remain permanently) in Him, so that when He is made visible, we may have and enjoy perfect confidence (boldness, assurance) and not be ashamed and shrink from Him at His coming. AMP

1 John 4:17 This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we're free of worry on Judgment Day our standing in the world is identical with Christ's. MSG

James 5:17 Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we have [with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and six months.

18 And [then] he prayed again and the heavens supplied rain and the land produced its crops [as usual]. AMP


James 5:17 Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn't rain, and it didn't not a drop for three and a half years.

18 Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again. MSG ↕↕↕

James 5:17 Elijah was a man with human frailties, just like all of us, but he prayed and received supernatural answers.[a] He actually shut the heavens over the land so there would be no rain for three and a half years!

18Then he prayed again and the skies opened up over the land so that the rain came again and produced the harvest. TPB

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.

15 And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him. AMP


1 John 5:14 And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he's listening.

15 And if we're confident that he's listening, we know that what we've asked for is as good as ours. MSG

Acts 4:29 "And now they're at it again! Take care of their threats and give your servants fearless confidence in preaching your Message,

30 as you stretch out your hand to us in healings and miracles and wonders done in the name of your holy servant Jesus."

31 While they were praying, the place where they were meeting trembled and shook. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak God's Word with fearless confidence. MSG