Lent Day 30

“So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word.”
Hebrews 10:22-23 (Message)

Our son did competitive swimming with a community team while in elementary school. He enjoyed it and did quite well. As he was entering middle school, we moved to a different state. We signed him up with a community swim team in our new state. It was a knock-down, drag-out to get him to practices. When he did go, his performance was well below what it had been previously.

What was the difference between his experience with the old team versus the new team? The coach. His original coach believed in him and instilled confidence in him despite the fact that our son was not always easy to work with (our son has Asperger’s, a high functioning form of Autism). Our son was able to keep a grip on the belief and confidence the coach had in him, even when he was uncertain in his own abilities.

This experience with our son illustrates for me the essence of the above verses in Hebrews. God believes in me and has confidence in me, inside and out, even when I question or doubt myself. He promises to be with me (Matthew 28:20); He promises to uphold me (Isaiah 41:13); He promises to give me strength (Philippians 4:13). These are but a few of God’s promises that I keep a firm grip on. God is the ultimate coach who cheers me on and keeps me going with His magnificent promises.

Dear God, thank You for always believing in me and instilling Your confidence in me. I am so grateful for Your promises that keep me going forward. Help me to keep a firm grip on Your promises, especially when I doubt myself. In Jesus name, Amen.

Written by Reenie Peppers

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