THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE

2018 – TUESDAY 13 NOVEMBER

THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE

Today (13 November 2018) my wife Marion is undergoing a hip replacement operation.
This is following a couple of years of cancer treatment and operations.
In the midst of this season I became ill with an extreme chest infection and blood disorder and spent two and a half weeks in hospital – and am currently in recovery.

1 John 5:14&15
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

THIS IS MY CONFIDENCE – WHEN STUFF HAPPENS
Get it straight – Christianity is not a magic wand that causes all your difficulties to disappear.
Stuff happens to us all as we journey through this sin broke world.
My faith is simply this – when stuff happens – this is my confidence.

THIS IS MY CONFIDENCE – I HAVE IN CHRIST
Only Jesus can claim to be the tried and precious stone – who has become the rock of my salvation.
He is my confidence – when all else seems lost.

THIS IS MY CONFIDENCE – I CAN ASK FOR ANYTHING
If we ask anything according to His will he hears us.
His will is simple. He wants you to be in health and prosper even as your soul prospers.
Start asking God for the miracles you need right now.

THIS IS MY CONFIDENCE – I KNOW HE HEARS US
God is always inclined toward us to hear our cry.
Don’t ever doubt that the Lord is mindful of your circumstance.
If He hears us we know that we have the petitions we have asked of Him.
Therefore give Him praise and be thankful that the answer is on the way.
I would rather die believing God has heard me – than live doubting His ability to change my world for good.

CONFIDENCE IS…
KNOWING GOD IS ABLE
BELIEVING GOD IS WILLING
EXPECTING GOD IS DOING

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