Confidence in God resolute trust
The words that drop from the mouth of the Lord are jewels of silver and gold and how we need to heed His instructions. He has told us that we must become as little children to enter His kingdom. He placed a little child in their midst and said.. be as one of these little ones. And as one looks at little children the more you see ONE outstanding characteristic: It is an unquestioning assurance, an unfaltering confidence. It is a deep trust in the mother that cradles them, the father that delights in them. It is this typical steadfast, unfaltering, resolute trust that the Father seeks in His own. Have I this precious childlike virtue; this deep confidence; this steady faith? Do I thus honour the Lord with my unfaltering confidence in Him or does my heart falter when life implies, in all its fullness – the opposite?
Promises of God
The Word of God is replete with promises outlining His trustworthiness. Scripture abounds with examples that God is my Strength, my Stay, my Assurance. Throughout the Bible, He assures and reassures with many precious promises. Do I discredit Him with my unbelief, or do I trust in His Word and honour HIM with my faith? If we can truly trust in His Word – we honour the Lord, just as a tiny child’s unfaltering confidence, honours his parents – and it thus results in our own inward peace, a quiet confidence and a deep assurance. Here in its simplicity is an oft-concealed truth and one of life’s great lessons – and from it cascades many blessings. Here is the essence of the inner secret of a happy Christian life – that God is my Assurance – let us draw near in full assurance. Hebrews 10:22
Work of Righteousness
Isaiah reminds us that the work of righteousness shall be peace and the effects of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. Paul tells me that the gospel did not only come in word, but in much confidence, and he instructs us to, draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith. Hebrews 10:22. And he encourages is to “hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering…for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews10:23. John gives us such wonderful reassurance when he says: we know we’re of the truth and shall assure our hearts before Him. 1 John.3:19
I have His assurance – His dependable, trustworthy assurance in His Word and I learn His assurance – His deep abiding conviction, as HE lives in Me. He lives in and through me, as I learn to submit to the indwelling Spirit of God. And as He lives in and through me, I assimilate a deep, lasting, confident assurance. As I submit to Him, the Spirit is enabled to produce lasting and abiding fruit – fruit of His righteousness in me; fruit of His Spirit through me. Let us seek to appropriate that blessed assurance, this unfaltering trust in God. He is our own dear heavenly Father, and He truly becomes our Assurance, so that with inner confidence and assurance we may rest in Him – and sing both now and in eternity.
Blessed Assurance – Jesus truly is mine. O what a wonderful foretaste of His magnificence, His splendour and His glory divine. I have become an heir of salvation, purchased through Christ’s sacrifice – purchased of God – born-again in His Spirit, washed in His life-giving, atoning blood. Perfect submission, all is at rest. I in my Saviour am happy and blessed. Watching and waiting, looking above. Filled with His goodness, lost in His love. This is my story and this must be my everlasting song.
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.