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In Summer 1, we will be focusing on the virtue ‘Confidence’. 

“Let us be confident, then, and say: “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6)

Definition of Confidence

 Confidence - You can do things without fears or doubts stopping you. When you are confident in someone, you can trust and rely on them. If you trust in God, you have confidence that God loves you and watches over you. Confidence brings peace of mind. Confidence is being certain and feeling assurance.

Biblical Sources Confidence

 The source of Christian confidence is not in himself or herself but in God Himself (Jeremiah 9:23–24).

The goal of the Christian life is not selfish ambition, but the glory of God (Philippians 2:3; 1 Corinthians 10:31).

 As Christians, we are asked trust in God (Proverbs 3:5–6). 

He is our confidence, our rock, our refuge (Psalm 18:2).

 “The Lord will keep you safe” (Proverbs 3:26)

“So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.” (Matthew 6:34)

 “Let us be confident, then, and say: “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6) 


How can we practise confidence  at SS Peter and Paul? 

We practise confidence by knowing we are worthwhile, whether we win or lose, succeed or fail. We never see ourselves as the finished article, we see ourselves as learners and we welcome new experiences. We are optimistic and we don’t let our fears control us. We are reflective but don’t criticise ourselves too harshly when things don’t go to plan. We try to grow and learn from our mistakes. We place our trust in God, knowing that he will forgive us and help us to change. We also have confidence in others and trust them to do what they say they will do. Confidence in life means that we trust that all things work together for the common good.


Here are some ways we can show signs we are living the virtue of ‘confidence’ at SS Peter and Paul:

Signs you are Confident: 

• I think positively

 • I am willing to try new things

 • I believe in myself

 • I know I am worthwhile whether I succeed or fail 

• I trust that God will support me

 • I keep going even when I find things difficult