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We are able to teach our children to be confident for several reasons.  Here are five reasons we can be confident, as obedient Christians.

  1. God is with us.
    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

    “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

    “The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:17 

  2. He promises to fight for us.
    “Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.” Deuteronomy 3:22

    “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:14

  3. God has good and peaceful plans for us.
    “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”Jeremiah 29:11

  4. We can speak directly to God and know that He will answer with mercy and grace.
    “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”Hebrews 4:16

  5. Nothing can separate us from God’s love.
    “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:38-39
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