Last night, I was reading in the book of Hebrews. Two words that stuck out to me were "Confidence," and "Hope".
"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."
The One who speaks life into our souls will fill us with confidence in Him if we open our hearts to Him. He is love.
Then there was hope.
"In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil."
I love the part of that passage that says the hope we have(in Jesus) is an anchor of the soul. We must hold onto that hope or we are going to be splashed around. It is an anchor, a safe place, security.
The two words I picked from my reading in Hebrews really go hand in hand. The One who designed this life gives us hope. But, the thing about hope is that without confidence the very essence of hope disappears. So, you need hope and confidence together. Hope in the One who gave you life and be confident in it.
"What gives me the most hope every day is God's grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God." ~Rick Warren