Holy confidence

By Dave Henning / June 24, 2015

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  And even the very hairs of your head are numbered.  So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”- Matthew 10:29-31

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side.”- Abraham Lincoln

As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 7 of The Grave Robber, he states that Ethiopia has a long history of Christianity because Philip unquestioningly obeyed God, encountering an Ethiopian eunuch on a desert road.   God only told Philip to take a specific road- not what would happen or why he was heading toward Gaza.

Pastor Batterson states that’s where most of us get stuck, because we want God to reveal the second step before we take the first.  To take that step of faith, we need holy confidence.  In ancient Israel, a sparrow was the cheapest ticket item in the food market.  The Father’s concern for such little birds shows He cares about every minute detail of His creation.

Mark emphasizes we’re born on a cosmic battlefield between good and evil.  Reality is defined by our reaction to adversity, as Mark notes:
“You cannot control your circumstances, but you can live with holy confidence, knowing all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purposes.”

Our hurt can become someone else’s healing, our worst day transformed into our best day.

Today’s question: What Scriptures of Christian authors have strengthened your holy confidence in God?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “God Speed”

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Dave Henning


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