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A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the Security of God's Promises

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12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

I think Renee was spying on my heart when she wrote this book!

Recently, I read Renee's beautiful book, A Confident Heart. As I absorbed each page, I felt like it was a chronicle of all the lessons I've learned over these years of healing. Chapter-after-chapter, I found myself nodding in agreement with Renee's hard-won wisdom and p...
Recently, I read Renee's beautiful book, A Confident Heart. As I absorbed each page, I felt like it was a chronicle of all the lessons I've learned over these years of healing. Chapter-after-chapter, I found myself nodding in agreement with Renee's hard-won wisdom and perspective. Using her own experiences, Renee takes her readers from the shadow of self-doubt to the sunshine of security in Christ. Doubts seem true in the shadow. I can't do this. Things will never change. My life will never get any better. Change is too hard. Renee wrestled with all those doubts and more until she came to realize that "doubt and hope cannot live in our hearts at the same time." Renee explains that it's ok not to be perfect because we serve a God who is. His love won't fail even when we do. We don't have to pretend to have it all together. Guess what? No one else has it together either! However, it's not easy to be honest about our doubts and insecurities. "We fear that if people know we doubt ourselves, they'll start doubting us too." Those of us who struggle with insecurity tend to be expert pretenders, but eventually, we just can't do it anymore. And that's just where God wants us. He wants us raw, restless, and real. Like the Samaritan woman Renee affectionately calls "Sam", the only way God can "satisfy the thirst of [our] soul [is] to help [us] see it." Only Christ can quench the thirst we have for true love and acceptance. Once we quit trying to fill our well with counterfeit water, God is free to pour into us from His limitless supply. God guarantees us a hope-filled future no matter how hopeless our past seems. He finds a way to make every painful experience from the past into something beautiful, useful, and redeemable. We must let God rewrite our stories. Renee writes, "The Holy Spirit showed me I needed to remake my memories by seeing how Jesus had been there all along, and then replace the lies my wounds had led me to believe with new truths He was teaching me through Scripture." Like Sam (and Renee), we can allow God to make our mess into His message. There's only one way to live beyond the shadow of our doubts. We must change our focus from self to God. "Turning leads to transforming...and transforming leads to believing as God's thoughts [about us] become our Truth." Turning away from self Turning away from doubt Turning away from darkness Turning toward God Turning toward Truth Turning toward Light If you struggle with believing in your personal worth, pick up A Confident Heart today. Renee has been there, and she found the way to truth.

posted by LeeBird on October 12, 2011

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