Such confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:4-6
Our confidence comes through Christ because we realize that in ourselves there isn’t much at all. But, He has made us alive through His indwelling Spirit who renews us day by day.
This is a profound truth that should lead me to humility.
O God, I recognize that at the same moment, in myself I am nothing, yet in You everything. Strange confidence.