Are you afraid or lacking confidence? Sometimes we want to gain courage all on our own. We think we just have to be stronger or tougher. But what happens when we can’t or when we fail?
The truth is, authentic courage comes from knowing you are loved. Your confidence gets even stronger when you show love for others.
This is God’s great economy. Love multiplies and increases as it is shared. And this gives us great hope and courage.
Audio message and prayer from Vincent:
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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
PRAYER FOR COURAGE & CONFIDENCE
O blessed Lord,
In your presence I show my true self. I am fragile, vulnerable. Sometimes I’m afraid. How can I have courage?
Almighty Lord, you created heaven & earth. It all returns to you. Let me understand & accept that you are in control.
In my smallness you reached out to me. You gave me all I need. You gave me Christ Jesus, your innocent, beloved son. You place me on the throne with him forever free.
And from there, O Lord, I have confidence. In your mercy, there is no condemnation. In your grace, all things are new.
So I walk with you, O Lord, with deep trust. I know I am forgiven. I know I am loved. Your love gives me courage. And loving others makes me brave.
In Jesus name,