Courage can be hard to find. In a world of constant competition and comparison, it can be easy to become nervous, afraid and want to run away from it all. The Bible is full of people wrestling with this human weakness, our own struggle to get up and be confident. Can confidence be found within oneself, or must it be sought elsewhere? Scripture is constantly encouraging God’s people to have confidence, not because they are great, but because their maker is.
Here are 10 Bible verses about confidence.
‘With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.’ And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.2 Chronicles 32:8
For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.Psalm 71:5
But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged;it strikes you, and you are dismayed.Should not your piety be your confidenceand your blameless ways your hope?Job 4:5-6
So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in 52 days.
When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.Nehemiah 6:15-16
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:16
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised…we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.Hebrews 10:35-36; 39
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.2 Corinthians 3:3-5
This is the confidence which we have before him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.1 John 5:14
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10
For I am confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.Philippians 1:6
Inspirational Quotes About Confidence
“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”Billy Graham
“Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. ”C.S. Lewis
“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”Frederick Buechner
“A man who is intimate with God is not intimidated by man.”Leonard Ravenhill
“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.”Thomas Merton
“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.”Charles Stanley
“In its essence, faith is a confidence in the person of Jesus Christ and in His power, so that even when His power does not serve my end, my confidence in Him remains because of who He is.”Ravi Zacharias
“We can face whatever circumstances await us with courage if we just reflect on God’s faithfulness and place our confidence in His great power and loving purpose for our lives.”David Jeremiah
“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5–6)”John Piper
“The delight which the mariner feels, when, after having been tossed about for many a day, he steps again upon the solid shore, is the satisfaction of a Christian when amidst all the changes of this troublous life, he rests the foot of his faith upon this truth— ”Charles Spurgeon
“Our Lord speaks of many coming up to His door confident of admission, whom He yet sends away. Faith is obedience, not confidence.”George MacDonald