Hold your head up! You don’t have to sit alone like the bullied kid on the playground. Be confident… and trust GOD to protect you. When it seems like the whole world is against you… and you’re in a dark place, you can feel bullied by your troubles. But Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace that’s so sure and certain…that you can stake your life on it – a million times over. Give GOD time… He won’t disappoint you.
As kids, boys my age loved to brag on their dads. It was a daily thing on the playground. In those competitive conversations, every boy claimed his dad’s rightful place on the throne as “The World’s Toughest Dad.” I can still hear them saying, “My dad is bigger than your dad!” or “My dad is smarter than your dad!” But the best one of all was, “My dad is stronger than your dad!” But the last one I mentioned, was only used in threatening situations… when a fight was about to break out. It was a clear scare tactic. And, it was a fair warning that, “If you mess with me… you’d better beware, because my dad will come and deal with everybody out here… and handle everyone’s dad, later.” Of course it never happened! But, all the little fellas had confidence in what they were saying.
For you… and for everyone, that’s the kind of confidence we must have as Christians. But GOD does not hand out confidence like a doctor hands out candy to children… to make them feel better. Confidence is something you have to grow towards… just like seeds are planted and grow into flowers; it requires nurturing. So if you want more confidence from GOD, expect GOD to offer you opportunities to grow in confidence.
In order to be confident enough to deal with life’s troubles and hard times, you have to:
Attend a faithful church body where you can learn more about GOD.
Attend Bible studies for a better understanding of GOD’s Word.
Set aside time to read the Bible daily in your quiet time.
Spend time with trusted Christians who can help you grow in GOD.
We’re all GOD’s children. And He’s our Almighty Father. That means there’s no one who can match His Strength, Power or His Mightiness. So regardless of what today may bring… or the trouble that might come to bully you around, don’t forget that GOD is stronger than anything in your life. So, be confident! GOD’s power can turn even the worst situation into something good.