Confidently God’s Child

Author: Emily Acker — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: July 28, 2020

I love my family. I’m confident that the women in my life who I’ve been told are my sisters are actually my sisters. The same is true with my brothers. I see similarities between all of us, and so I believe we have been told the truth about our origins. I am confident that we are family in every way. Whether you have the same confidence in your earthly family or not, there is a family you can be confident in. In Christ, we can be God’s children (John 1:12). Confidence is important when it comes to that relationship. Without feeling confident that we are part of God’s family, we are going to struggle—fearing that God will exclude us even after He has adopted us as His own (Romans 8). With confidence that God loves me and that I am His child, I never have to be afraid. I hold my head high when I am with my earthly siblings. I am proud of them and the relationship we all have with one another. In an even greater way, I have confidence in my relationship with my heavenly Father and all of my siblings in Christ. I am part of His family—no matter how I feel or what I face. • Emily Acker • If your faith is in Jesus, what makes you doubt you are securely a part of God’s family? • Our sin separates us from God, but Jesus—who is God—died and rose again so we could join God’s family through faith. To learn more about becoming a child of God, check out our “Know Jesus” page. But to all who did receive him [Jesus], he gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in his name. John 1:12 (CSB)


Read Verses:

John 1:9-14; Hebrews 4:14-16