CONFIDENT & SUREFOOTED
(1) to trust; always believing, certain that something will happen
(2) having strong belief or full assurance
(3) completely sure that something will happen in the way that you want or expect
(4) sure of oneself or one's abilities (in this case God and his abilities)
All scripture is from the New Living Translation (NLT) unless noted otherwise. Permission on section title page.
Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.
Yet I am confident I will see the LORD's goodness while I am here in the land of the living.
My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart!
They [vs. 1; those who fear the Lord] do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. (8) They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:12
Since this new way [vs. 5-12, new covenant under the Spirit; grace] gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.
2 Corinthians 5:6
So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord.
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called--his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.
For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God's people, (5) which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven.
This truth [vs 1; truth that shows believers how to live godly lives] gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God--who does not lie--promised them before the world began.
Because of his grace he declared us righteous and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.
Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.
1 John 3:19
Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.
1 John 5:14
And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.
(vs. 13: I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.)
(1) not liable to stumble, fall, or err.
(2) confident and competent, skillful
(3) can move easily over steep or uneven ground without falling
(4) good at walking and unlikely to fall; showing skill or good judgment.
2 Samuel 22:34
(RECORDED AGAIN IN PSALMS 18:33)
He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.
The Sovereign LORD is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.