Feel like your life is covered in fog? Learn 7 reasons to be confident in God even when you are walking in the unknown. Click through to read.

7 Reasons To Be Confident In God

Every winter I forget about fog until I pull out of the garage, point my car down the street and look into a white sheet. Even though I can’t see the end of the block, I drive confidently forward, trusting the street still exists, and the path reveals itself as I move forward.  

Following God’s call often feels like driving in the fog. God says go, so we pull out of our comfort zone, and point ourselves in the right direction, only to discover our view limited to 30 yards in front of us. To see more of the path, we must move forward in faith.

 

Feel like your life is covered in fog? Learn 7 reasons to be confident in God even when you are walking in the unknown. Click through to read.

Honestly, looking into the unknown scares me. I like things planned out. I like itineraries telling me when and where everything takes place.

But as I drove in the fog this morning, depending upon a path I knew existed but could not see, I thought, “My confidence in God’s plan need to mirror the confidence I demonstrate driving in the fog. After all, God’s word assures us the road exists even if we cannot see it.”

Arriving home, I searched the Bible and confirmed my thoughts; we need not fear the fog God calls us into if we place our confidence fully in him.

7 Reasons to be Confident in God.

1.God provides everything we need for the journey.

Moving forward into the unknown scares planners like me because we don’t know what provisions to bring, “What if I am not prepared for what awaits me?” But God assures us, draw near and he provides, ask and he gives (according to his will).

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.” 1 John 5:14

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:15

2. God promises to protect you.

The unknown makes me nervous. Fog hides potholes in the road, and our enemy waiting down the street. But no matter what comes our way, God will protect us.

“For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.” Proverbs 3:26

“In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.” Proverbs 14:26

“But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3

3. No difficulty you face is too great for God to overcome.

Sometimes the path doesn’t clear, and the fog gets so thick you can only see a few inches in front of your face; but we can still move forward in confidence. God never promises to make our journey easy, but he does promise to walk alongside you the whole way.

“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

4. God can always make a way.

Even when following God’s direction, we appear to hit dead ends. We look around, feeling stuck in our current situation. However, God’s perspective differs from ours, and he always see a way.

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19

5. God works for our good.

We can confidently move into the unknown because God’s plan benefits us.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

6. God guides us along the way.

Even though we cannot see the end of the journey, God does not make us walk blindly through the fog. He guides us, lighting our path and showing the way when we step with faith.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:6

7. God rewards those who confidently follow his will.

Just in case you need  a little more motivation, a reward awaits those who remain steadfast and confident in God.

“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

Unlike driving a familiar route in the fog, God wants to take us somewhere new. We won’t be able to see where we are going, or even the path to get there, but we can be assured of this:

The road exists, the destination is great, and placing full confidence in God will not fail us.

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20 thoughts on “7 Reasons To Be Confident In God

  1. This came at the perfect time for me. Seriously…I needed to read these words today. Thank you for this. Sharing so others can be encouraged! Picturing driving through the morning fog is the perfect anology!!!

    • I am so glad you found it helpful Keri! I always write hoping what I say will speak right into someone else’s situation right when they need it. God is so good to make these connections.

  2. I’m crying as I read this. I can’t tell you how much I needed each of these reminders today. We’re struggling with a situation that we just can’t see right now how God will work out in our favor, though we’ve prayed fervently for many months that He will. The situation seems almost impossible, but you reminded me that NOTHING is impossible for God, that He can make a way where there seems to be none. He sees the big picture where we can only see as far as the “fog” lets us. Maybe He only reveals a bit at a time so He can make the “big reveal” and say to us “See? I’m always working on your behalf and I promise to protect you.” I so needed this today. Thank you.

    • Oh Melanie, I am so glad this was an encouragement to you today. Times of waiting…of praying without feeling like anything is happening, are so difficult! Continue to hold on to God’s truth, it will bring hope!

  3. Yes, to this… “The road exists, the destination is great, and placing full confidence in God will not fail us.” Our God will never, ever fail us. May Jesus increase our capacity to trust Him no matter how much fog surrounds us.

  4. What a great post with some wonderful reasons. The one that stood out the most to me was, “God works for our good.” It’s something that I know somewhere in the very back of my mind, but haven’t thought about recently. Through all the trials, God is still working for my good. Thank you for sharing!

    • It can definitely be hard to see the good in the midst of trials or even during times of waiting, but I have found it a helpful truth to hold on to.

  5. “Following God’s call often feels like driving in the fog. God says go, so we pull out of our comfort zone, and point ourselves in the right direction, only to discover our view limited to 30 yards in front of us. To see more of the path, we must move forward in faith.” – THIS! It’s so true!! Oftentimes, when we obey Him, we almost have this strange sense of entitlement where we feel like we deserve something because we obeyed. A lot of times, when we follow His call, we find that it means a lot of not knowing and not understanding, but it also means walking side by side with Him, holding His hand. Thank you for this! I needed a reminder to be confident in Him today.

  6. Hi, Kira, I’m stopping by from the Grace and Truth Link-up. Today was a rough day – nothing seemed to go well, etc. And I’m struggling a bit lately – lacking direction and clear focus. So, this was a timely read for me. Thanks! 🙂
    Jen @ Being Confident of This

  7. Kira, I appreciate how you said that there is no problem that God cannot overcome. We tend to think that we have to solve all of our problems on our own. Isn’t it wonderful to know we have One who longs to help us through every part of our journey? Thanks for sharing on Grace and Truth.

  8. Thought-provoking: “The road exists, the destination is great, and placing full confidence in God will not fail us.” This rings true for me as I pursue a writing career. Visiting here from #countingmyblessings.

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