The Bible teaches, however, that we will always feel unstable and insecure if we build our confidence on anything other than the Word of God. People, money, status, marriage, things, and everything else will never give us security.
In Matthew 7:24-25, Jesus cautions:
"These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit — but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock" (Message Bible).
The rain, floods, and tornadoes of our lives will come in many different forms. But, as the Scripture instructs, nothing should move our "house." The words of other people – whether good or bad – do not affirm us. The level of our achievement – whether great or meager – does not secure us. The success of our marriage – whether glorious or disappointing – does not insure us. And, the memories of our past – whether joyous or painful – do not sustain us.
The confident woman – whom we all can be – knows that her self-assurance comes only from the Word of God.