‘So that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.’
Ocean of Insecurity
Many people struggle with feelings of insecurity. They see all the beautiful, talented people around them, but can never quite put themselves on that same level. They’re unable to love themselves as God does or view themselves through God’s eyes. When someone gives them a compliment, they quickly dismiss it with a self-deprecating remark. The fastest way to drown in an ocean of insecurity is to put your confidence in what others think of you or in things that will not last. Even if you work hard and obtain the success that you thought was so important to you, there is no joy or happiness because it is never enough. You’ll always want more, something bigger or better. If you depend on self achievements, approval from others, or your performance at work, your confidence levels will fluctuate like the weather. You could be the top performer at your job, getting so much praise that you are confident you have job security, but all that changes when a new boss comes into the picture and decides they don’t like you. Perhaps they are jealous of your talent, and the next thing you know, you’re out of a job with your confidence levels taking a nosedive. There are many reasons for insecurity, but one main culprit is depending on others to believe in you or putting your confidence in “things” that are fleeting. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:17, “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” Put your security in the only One who can reward you with confidence and that is Jesus Christ!
35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. (Hebrews 10:35-36, ESV)
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9, ESV)
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7, ESV)
So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?" (Hebrews 13:6, ESV)
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