In the hope of eternal life that God, who never lies, promised before the ages began— Titus 1:2
Confidence of faith is not just about knowing things, but being sure of those things. Faith is not something that arouses from the head, it is personal, a confession coming from the heart. It is truth found from within. So now the Word of God is expressed as a truth of myself and is something I know personally. God is my Father and as my Father, looks for my good. I know it, experience it and am sure of it. The Bible says my heart is full of evil and my life of sin – I believe it. When it says that Jesus came to save sinners, I believe He came for me. I am certain He is my Lord, my saviour, the one who paid the price for my sin. I am certain and find in these truths all my comfort, peace, joy and hope.
I shall call your attention, first, to this point—what we have. We have faith, and according to the second rendering, which is adopted by the revisers, we have hope. Then, secondly, what we have done. We have made a profession of that faith—a confession of that hope. Then, thirdly, what we are now to do—to hold fast that profession of faith and hope, and if you ask me, in the fourth place, why we are to do it? I shall in closing give you this reason—because “He is faithful that promised.” If God is faithful, let us be faithful too. Since until now He has proven Himself most true, let us pray that we may be true also. – Charles Spurgeon
Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:19-25