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Where Confidence Is
By Victoria Osteen - Dec 29, 2016

Where do you place your confidence today? What gives you strength? Hope? Encouragement? Some people find confidence in a relationship. When the relationship is doing well, they are doing well. But if there is a problem in that relationship, they are shaken. Some people find confidence in their job; but if things aren't going well in the workplace, it rattles them to the core.

I believe God wants to teach us to find our confidence in Him. He wants to be our source of strength. But many people have a difficult time trusting God because they think He's mad at them or disappointed. Always remember—God's not mad at you; He's madly in love with you! God is looking at you with good eyes, with sweet eyes, with loving eyes. He's not looking at what you're doing wrong; He's looking at what you're doing right. Not only does God have love, God is love, and His arms are stretched out toward you today.

Take a moment right now and meditate on that truth. Let it sink down deeply into your heart. When you begin to really understand the way God sees you, it will affect your confidence in a whole new way.

Today, throw your shoulders back and have confidence in God's love. Choose to trust Him. Choose to lean on Him because He is for you. He's not against you, and He is ready to lead you into victory in every area of your life.

"No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame…" (Psalm 25:3, NIV)
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