How to Have Confidence in God: 7 Practical Steps

Life can feel like a rollercoaster, with ups and downs that make us question our faith. Yet in the midst of the twists and turns, God calls us to a steadfast confidence in Him. Why place our trust in a God we cannot see? 

God invites us into a life of confidence in Him. While we cannot physically see Him, we can actively trust the unseen God. When we daily rely on Him through prayer, saturate our minds in His Word, and recall past faithfulness, our roots in Him grow deep. Our lives become a testament to the reality that with God, we have everything we need to walk upright with assurance through every season.

So, how can we have an unshakable confidence in God? Let’s explore practical ways to maintain trust in our unseen but ever-present God.

1. Pray Specifically

Difficult times can feel overwhelming. You may find yourself praying general prayers, asking God for help. Yet God invites you into a more intimate prayer life with Him. Talk to God as you would to a close friend. 

Tell Him exactly what you are worried or anxious about and ask Him directly to intervene in the situation. Open your heart and unload your burdens onto Him. Be real and transparent. The Bible encourages us,

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God – Philippians 4:6

Bring the details before God. Are you confused about a decision? Are you grieving a loss? Are finances tight or relationships strained? Ask God for wisdom, comfort, provision, and healing. Pray for doors to open and obstacles to move. Be bold and specific in requesting God’s supernatural work in your circumstances. Come expectantly with thanksgiving, trusting God hears and answers.

Through prayer, you gain access to the mighty power of God Himself. He cares about your daily struggles and asks you to cast those cares upon Him. Feel the freedom of handing over anxiety and control to your loving Father. Let prayer be the outlet that strengthens your grip on God. As you pray specifically, you will find confidence rising within you that God moves on your behalf.

2. Read Encouraging Bible Verses

In seasons of hardship or uncertainty, regularly read Bible verses about God’s faithfulness, strength, and love. Surround your mind with empowering truths that reinforce your ability to trust in God.

Set aside time to meditate on passages like:

  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  • God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)
  • I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)
  • Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
  • “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)

Immerse your thoughts in promises of God’s trustworthiness. Speak verses aloud that reinforce that God is good, loving, and protects you. Meditating on Scripture builds unshakable confidence from the inside out. Keep encouraging verses nearby to reflect on when you feel uncertain or afraid. Let God’s Word be the anchor for your soul when storms come.

3. List Prior Examples of God’s Provision

When current circumstances overwhelm you, reflect on specific times in the past when you saw God’s faithful provision and care. Write down testimonies of His goodness at work in your life. For example:

  • That time when you did not know how you would pay rent, but then you unexpectedly received a bonus at work.
  • When you were healed from sickness after your small group prayed for you.
  • How God brought you and your spouse together after waiting and praying for so long.
  • When you were comforted by a stranger’s kind words during your grief.
  • How God gave you strength to overcome an addiction.
  • The moment you clearly heard God’s voice guiding you to change directions.

Keep adding to this list as you recall the ways God brought healing, direction, breakthrough, justice, or comfort when you needed it most. Remembering God’s past faithfulness ignites your faith that since He did it before, He will do it again! You can trust Him to show up in mighty ways for you, just as He has proven to do time and time again if you walk with Him. What great provision will He pour out today?

Recommended Articles for Inspiration: Transform Your Life: The Power of Your Thoughts through FaithHow to Take Control of your Thoughts – The Biblical WayBe Confident in God During Troubled Times | Haly InspirationHow to Pray to God About Financial Problems – 7 Biblical Principles7 Benefits of Having Faith in God: Life-Changing Blessings

4. Worship and Thank God

Make worship and gratitude the soundtrack of your life, regardless of your circumstances. Put on praise music and lift your voice in song to God’s goodness.

I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. – Psalms 34:1

Release your burdens as you recount the many ways God has blessed you. Thank Him for who He is – your rock, fortress, deliverer, healer, provider, comforter.

Shift your focus from dwelling on problems to praising your problem-solver. Let worship realign your mindset to one of hope in God’s character. He does not change. He remains faithful even when storms swirl. As you make praise your priority, faith rises within to trust God to move mountains on your behalf. Worship ushers in God’s presence and power.

Make Thanksgiving the rhythm of your days. Count blessings rather than hardships. Thank God for family, friends, health, provision, salvation. Gratitude opens your eyes to just how much you have already been given. As you give thanks, you gain perspective that God has already supplied you with all you need in Himself. Fix your gaze on the Giver rather than the gifts.

Worship and thanksgiving renew your strength. You shift from anxiety over the future to peace in the arms of the One who holds your future. He is worthy of all praise!

5. Take Thoughts Captive

Fear, doubt, and worry have a way of creeping into our minds when circumstances feel uncertain. Yet you have power over your thoughts. God has equipped you to take every anxious thought captive and make it obedient to Christ, as encouraged in 2 Corinthians 10:5.

How do you take thoughts captive? Be on guard for fearful thoughts that produce doubt. When they come, combat them with truth from God’s Word. For example:

  • When you think “What if this problem never changes?” capture that thought and replace it with “God works all things for my good. He will not leave me stuck.” (Romans 8:28)
  • If you find yourself thinking “I can’t get through this trial,” take that thought captive. Counter it with “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)
  • When the thought “God has forgotten me” weighs on you, reject that lie. Assert instead “God will never leave me or forsake me.” (Hebrews 13:5)

Do not let anxious thoughts take root. Actively dismantle them with the truth of God’s Word. Surround your mind with promises of His goodness and power. Let your thoughts dwell on things that are true, noble, right, and lovely according to Philippians 4:8. God’s peace will guard your heart and mind as you take thoughts of fear captive and trust your loving Father.

6. Act in Faith

Living by faith means moving forward in tangible ways that demonstrate your trust in God. When you feel stuck in fear, take courageous steps of obedience to reaffirm God’s power and goodness.

Act in faith by generously giving to someone in need, even when finances feel tight. Offer your gifts and talents to serve in your local church. Forgive someone who hurt you deeply. Take a faith-filled risk like starting that business or ministry God put on your heart. Say no to temptation and sinful habits holding you back. Step out with courage to share your story and God’s work in your life with others.

Acting in faith often requires moving forward before you feel ready, especially when God calls you out of your comfort zone. Yet recognising that “we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7) empowers you to trust God to meet you in unknown territory. Staying in faith requires action. As James 2:17 states, “Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus as you advance. One bold step forward releases Him to move mountains on your behalf (Matthew 17:20). Surge ahead in confidence that the God who calls you is entirely faithful. He will back the active faith of His children with miraculous power. Step forward boldly.

7. Seek Accountability

Walking by faith becomes easier when you have others around you who build up your trust in God. Surround yourself with wise, faith-filled friends who can encourage you, pray with you, and keep you accountable. For example:

  • Join or start a small “faith group” that meets regularly to study God’s Word, worship, and share prayer requests.
  • Ask a spiritually mature friend to check in on you periodically to see how your walk with God is going. 
  • Set up a prayer partner system to lift each other up daily before God.

God created us for the Christian community because He knows how much we are strengthened when brothers and sisters in Christ link arms with us. During trying times, accountability helps prevent the isolation that can lead to destructive thoughts and behaviours. Leaning on fellow believers reinforces faith muscles to weather the storm.

Stay anchored to your church body where you are known and supported. The writer of Hebrews instructs,

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:24-25

With accountability, you have a built-in support system to boost confidence.

Reflection: Stand Firm in Confidence

Life brings changing tides that can shake us. Yet, in the midst of swirling storms, our Lord Jesus calls us to stand firm in unshakable confidence in Him. He remains steady and strong when all else is sinking sand. When we daily lean on Christ in prayer, saturate our minds in His truths, recall past faithfulness, worship Him for who He is, and take courageous steps of faith, confidence in God takes root and grows.

We can boldly obey God’s call on our lives, knowing He equips us for every task. Friends, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).

May your roots sink deep into the Lord Jesus. Be nourished with streams of living water that renew your soul. Stand tall on the firm foundation of Christ. When the winds blow, do not be uprooted, for your God keeps you anchored through it all. Be bold! Be brave! Christ holds you secure. God bless you as you live a life of confident trust in Him.
And what is one practical way you can strengthen your confidence in God this week? Please share in the comments below.

Share with Friends 💕

Share with Friends 💕

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.