Hello and welcome back for the next installment of IVEGOTCONFIDENCE!

Before continuing on to any sorts of articles, commentary, stories, etc., I would like to give you a little background to IVEGOTCONFIDENCE.  First of all, one of my favorite songs in the late 1960’s and early  1970’s was “I’ve Got Confidence” written and sung by Andre Crouch and the Disciples, a wonderful contemporary Christian music group for many, many years.  Andre is currently ministering in the church his parents founded in Pacoima, California, I believe.

When I was younger, I was privileged to sing this song occasionally for my local church and other similar venues with two of my best friends.  It has meant a great deal to me over the years and has become my “theme” or motivation for life, if you will.

The lyrics to the song are as follows:

 

When trouble is in my way / I can’t tell the night from day / When I toss from side to side / Like a ship on the raging tide / I don’t worry and I don’t fret / God has never failed me yet /Troubles come from time to time / But that’s all right, ’cause I’m not the worrying kind / Chorus: I’ve got confidence / God is going to see me through / No matter what the case may be, I know He’s gonna fix it for me (I’ve) I’ve got confidence God is going to see me through / No matter what the case may be, I know He’s gonna fix it for me / Job was so sick now oh so long / ‘Til the flesh fell from his bones  /His wife, cattle, and children/Everything that he had was gone / Job in his despair /Knew that God still cared / Sleepless days and sleepless nights /But Job said honey that’s all right/ (Repeat Chorus) /Some folks ask how I can smile / Even though I’m going through a trial / How can I have song / When everything seems to go wrong / I don’t worry and I don’t fret / God has never failed me yet /Troubles come from time to time /But that’s all right, I’m not the worrying kind Because… (Repeat Chorus) I’ve got confidence God is going to see me through/ No matter what the case may be, I know He’s gonna fix it for me Praise God, He’s gonna fix it for me / I’ve got confidence

 

In addition, let me share a Scripture that has blessed me just about as much as the song, also referencing the thought of the confidence we can have in our God.

“And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.

And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.”    1John 5:14, 15 The Amplified Version

May I encourage those of you reading this “blog” of ours, to be encouraged and lift your heart to Him with confidence in the knowledge that if you ask according to His will, which is found in His Word—He hears and will grant your requests, as if they are already your “right now” possessions!  What a wonderful promise from the Lord!

Now you know why I’ve Got Confidence and want to share with you.  I’m not perfect, have not had a perfect life, make mistakes all the time, but I’ve got confidence that God will see me through all the trials, tests, and messes that I get myself into because He promised.  And He promised to do that for you too!

Well, hope you’re enjoying this so far.  I’m having a blast at the moment, but we’ll see what awaits us in the next “installment”.

Enjoy your day and think about doing something special for someone you don’t know.  If it’s a nice thing, you’ll be blessed!  (If it’s not, you may get arrested..don’t do it!  LOL)

Also, please feel free to share comments, suggestions, and uplifting stories from your life as well.  I’d love to hear them!

God bless you!

Barb