18 Bible Verses About Confidence

18 Bible Verses About Confidence

First, a comment about confidence

Before we get started I want to say a few things about confidence. Confidence is not arrogance, selfishness, pride, or toxic positivity. Confidence is knowing who you are and living out your purpose. When you know a truly confident person it isn’t their pride or arrogance that carries that individual through life — it’s their direction and purpose that attracts others towards their life.

As a follower of Christ, confidence looks a little different. We don’t receive confidence purely from within ourselves — though knowing how to control our thought life is crucial and helpful. We have confidence in two things: that God created us intentionally for such a time as this and that our weakness is made perfect in His power. Look beyond ourselves for confidence, because Christ promises to give us power, love, self-discipline and confidence through the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 1:7).

Here’s a few verses to keep in mind when you are training your mind to be confident.    

18 Bible Verses about Confidence

Hebrews 10:35-36

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

For you have a need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Psalm 139:13-14

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

2 Corinthians 12:9

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Timothy 1:7

7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Ephesians 3:12 

In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

Hebrews 4:16 

16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 13:6

6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Isaiah 32:17 

17 The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

Isaiah 40:31 

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 41:10

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.

Jeremiah 17:7 

But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

1 John 5:14 

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Philippians 1:6 

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

1 John 4:17 

This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.

Proverbs 3:26 

For the LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.

Psalm 20:7 

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 27:3 

Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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Verses are in the NIV translation

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Hannah Lynn Miller
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