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Confidence
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. - Hebrews
The Lord gave me a word today and I thought I'd share it with you. Perhaps it will encourage you -
You can't worry about what could be.

I have spoken my words over your life to give you assurance, not to detract from your confidence. So, since you are walking in my ways, since you are seeking my face, since you trust in my Son (and don't doubt that) you have a right to all the confidence you want. 

Don't doubt that. Remember my name? I am faithful and true; the faithful and true One. That is my name and that is who I am. I am Jesus and you can trust in me.
There are many things that would try to rob us of our confidence. Our own failures, our own fears that we will fail. But it is important to remember: it is He who is at work in us, not we in ourselves. The greatest changes come in our lives when we stop focus…
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 Words 

His words call us to action, not to stress; to prayer, not to complaining.

There are words and situations in our lives that try to call us to frazzlement; whispers, thoughts, that call us to shout out in our own strength and myopic perspective, "Unfair, I say, unfair! Not right! Can't be!" Words that lead us down the trail of frustration. A trail we've all taken. A trail you may even be on right now.

But His way is the way of peace. The way of letting go. 

This way enacts and enables change on a far greater level than our own human effort ever could. It's the difference between a shovel and a snow blower. What would take us two hours with our back and a shovel, becomes twenty minutes with the power of a snow blower. Yes, we can do the fine work with our shovel, but the heavy lifting gets done by the snow blower. See and allow the transformational power of the Holy Spirit. That's where real, lasting results happen. That's the space where real change oc…