quotes tagged with 'confidence', page 3

Sometimes peace comes in the most unexpected ways. A long time ago, when the ancient Israelites were battling the Philistines in the valley of Elah, peace must have seemed impossible. Each day for 40 days, the Philistines’ nine-and-a-half-foot giant, Goliath, wearing a helmet of brass and heavy armor, challenged the Israelites to fight, but the Israelites were afraid to take any action, immobilized with fear. Surrender and slavery to the Philistines seemed to be the only hope for peace.

But young David showed them another way. He assured King Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of [Goliath]; thy servant will go and fight.” David, a mere boy, refused the king’s armor and sword and refused to believe that he would be defeated. Instead, he carried the slingshot he used to defend his father’s sheep and, with great confidence born of faith, faced the giant. The rest is history. He was victorious, and his people at last had peace.

We all face giants of other forms that can fill us with fear—giants that might make peace seem out of reach for a time. Perhaps we need to have an important conversation that we’ve been putting off; perhaps we need to seek forgiveness from someone we love. Maybe we need to seek medical attention, overcome a personal weakness, or pay a mounting debt. It may be tempting to do as the Israelites did and cower in fear on the other side of the hill. But how much peace did they have there?

Peace is not just the absence of adversity; peace of heart comes when we face up to the battles of life all around us. Even when circumstances seem overwhelming, we can do as David did and, with faith unshakable, confront our problems and face our fears, depending on the Lord for strength.

1 See 1 Samuel 17:1–11.

2 1 Samuel 17:32.

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Author: Lloyd D. Newell, Source: Peace of Heart. Music & The Spoken Word. General Conference - ...Saved by mlsscaress in faith jesuschrist strength peace confidence david goliath circimstances confront depend 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is important not to judge ourselves by what we think we know of our own potential. We should trust the Lord and what He can do with our dedicated heart and willing mind.
Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11954Saved by mlsscaress in potential trust mind heart confidence willing 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Life will have its storms. We can and must have confidence. God our Heavenly Father has given us the right to know the truth. He has shown that the way to receive that truth is simple, so simple that a child can follow it. Once it is followed, more light comes from God to enlighten the understanding of His faithful spirit child. That light will become brighter even as the world darkens. The light that comes to us with truth will be brighter than the darkness that comes from sin and error around us. A foundation built on truth and illuminated by the light of God will free us from the fear that we might be overcome.
Author: Elder Henry B. Eyring, Source: A Life Founded in Light and Truth, Ensign, Jul 2001, 6. http:/...Saved by mlsscaress in truth fear confidence understanding obey foundation overcome enlightenment 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Consider, for example, the Savior’s benediction upon his disciples even as he moved toward the pain and agony of Gethsemane and Calvary. On the very night of the greatest suffering the world will ever know, he said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: … Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).

That may be one of the Savior’s commandments that is, even in the hearts of otherwise faithful Latter-day Saints, almost universally disobeyed; and yet I wonder whether our resistance to this invitation could be any more grievous to the Lord’s merciful heart.

I can tell you this as a parent. As concerned as I would be if one of my children were seriously troubled or unhappy or disobedient, nevertheless I would be infinitely more devastated if I felt that at such a time that child could not trust me to help, or should feel his or her interest were unimportant to me or unsafe in my care.

In that same spirit I am convinced that none of us can appreciate how deeply it wounds the loving heart of the Savior when he finds his people do not feel confident in his care or secure in his hands or trust in his commandments.
Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: The Message: Come and See. http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.j...Saved by mlsscaress in jesuschrist trust peace confidence hope commandment parents anxiety trouble secure 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Be bold and don't worry about what people think. They don't do it that often anyway.
Author: Timothy Ferriss, Source: The Four Hour WorkweekSaved by richardkmiller in confidence boldness 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If we decide now to be a full-tithe payer and if we are steady in paying it, blessings will flow throughout the year, as well as at the time of tithing settlement. By our decision now to be a full-tithe payer and our steady efforts to obey, we will be strengthened in our faith and, in time, our hearts will be softened. It is that change in our hearts through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, beyond the offering of our money or goods, that makes it possible for the Lord to promise full-tithe payers protection in the last days. We can have confidence that we will qualify for that blessing of protection if we commit now to pay a full tithe and are steady in doing it.
Author: Elder Henry B. Eyring, Source: Spiritual Preparedness: Start Early and Be Steady, General Conference October 2005Saved by mlsscaress in faith tithing confidence protection atonement offering steady heartsoftened 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Work less, wear less, eat less, and we shall be a great deal wiser, healthier, and wealthier people
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 12:122Saved by mlsscaress in happiness security work wealth wisdom confidence materialism less comfort health 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Author: Vince Lombardi, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in confidence 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
“With any major decision there are cautions and considerations to make, but once there has been illumination, beware the temptation to retreat from a good thing. If it was right when you prayed about it and trusted it and lived for it, it is right now. Don’t give up when the pressure mounts. Certainly don’t give in to that being who is bent on the destruction of your happiness. Face your doubts. Master your fears. “Cast not away therefore your confidence.” Stay the course and see the beauty of life unfold for you.”
Author: Jeffrey R Holland, Source: Cast Not Away Therefore Your ConfidenceSaved by mlsscaress in happiness faith confidence fears pressure decisons 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside.
Author: Brian Tracy, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in integrity character confidence 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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