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Hope Versus Confidence

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“Many say, Oh, that we might see some good!  Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord.  You have put more joy and rejoicing in my heart than they know when their wheat and new wine have yielded abundantly.  In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.” (Psalm 4:6-8)

Hope is the beginning of faith.  The Bible says “faith is the substance of things HOPED for.”  But hope isn’t confident, it’s just hopeful.  “many say, oh, that we MIGHT see some good!”  Hope is all that people have who don’t have an intimate relationship with the Lord.

Confidence is being fully persuaded in someone or something.  Confidence comes from knowledge–intimate knowledge.  They say that “knowledge is power.”  Well it is true.  To have knowledge of God in a personal relationship is the…

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