There are a lot of things out there that can shake our confidence. The economy, a job situation, our health, family and the list goes on.
In Matthew 5:8-13 we read about someone who had a tremendous amount of confidence in light of a terrible situation.
5 Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him,
6 saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”
7 And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
8 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.
9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!
11 And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
Have you ever thought about the confidence that the centurion showed in Christ? His confidence, his faith in Christ was so strong that he asked only that Jesus “speak a word, and my servant will be healed.”
There is always a bottom line and the bottom of line is we either believe Jesus, or we don’t
When Joshua spoke to the people in chapter 23 verse 14 he was reminding them that God always keeps His promises.
…you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.
How true this statement by Joshua is, how true as well that Jesus has said “I will never leave you nor forsake you”.
He listens, heals, restores and holds us in His strong arms.
Romans 10:17 says-So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.
If you know Him trust Him.
If you don’t know Him learn about Him and then trust Him in faith.