23.12.22: Confidence (with thanks to M.I.)

Context: The moderator of a Facebook messenger group I follow used the phrase, “I will act  confidently and not be afraid”, in her daily message yesterday. These words from St. Francis’ Office of the Passion had a huge impact on me. Soon afterwards, as I was praying and reflecting on what she had written, the first line of today’s prayer arrived, then the rest quickly followed:

We have placed our confidence in him (2 Corinthians 1:10; NLT).

I’ve placed my confidence
In you:

I walk, Lord Jesus,
In your way,

And live forever
In your hand

To praise and serve:
With you, I stand.

Now I stand on solid ground, and I will publicly praise the LORD (Psalm 26:12; NLT).


Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” (John 14:6; NLT). 

He loves his people; all his holy ones are in his hands. They follow in his steps and accept his teaching (Deuteronomy 33:3; NLT). 

It is God who makes …you stand firm in Christ (2 Corinthians 1: 21; NLT).

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength (Isaiah 30:15; NLT). 

Blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence (Jeremiah 17:7; NLT). 

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see (Hebrews 11:1; NLT). 

We can say with confidence, “The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6; NLT). 

As we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world (1 John 4:17; NLT).

Rosary Hospital news: 

I’m so grateful for my new work-station:

And here is the first rosary made using it:

It’s for someone who practices the Russian Orthodox faith. The “Jesus prayer” is said fifty times whilst using this rosary.

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