LIVE WITH HOLY BOLDNESS
We are called to live boldly; God has not given us the spirit of fear. Our faith must be stronger than our fear. We should live with confidence and holy boldness no matter what situation we find ourselves. Let me be clear: we are not called to live proud-heartedly or arrogantly, but rather with humility and boldness. We can be bold and still be humble; we can have confidence and still live with meekness. Holy boldness simply means that we are trusting in God. By the grace and mercy of God, we walk with our heads up, regardless of the situation. We don’t walk around complaining, but we sing God’s praises, even in the middle of our storms. In the words of the songwriter, “I know the Lord will make a way somehow.” That’s confidence. I know He will make a way. I don’t think so, or hope so, but I know that He will. That’s boldness. In 2 Timothy 1:7, we find these words:
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
Paul writes to Timothy, encouraging him to remain faithful. He tells him not to be ashamed to tell others about the Lord, reminding him that God has not given him the spirit of fear. Paul gave his own testimony of how he suffered while in prison,
yet God watched over him. We are all called to live lives that exemplify that we live with holy boldness.