Strong and courageous


“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”     Joshua 9

There is much to be thankful for and we have a God who gives courage to face the many difficulties of life. God commands us to have courage and to face each day with the recognition that He is with us. We don’t need to worry or fret about the future, or even the past, because God’s sovereign purposes are directing our lives.

There are times when we can feel discouraged and we cannot understand where our life will lead, but the grace of God will sustain us and give us the necessary strength to go through.

At certain points in life, there will be changes that dramatically change our circumstances and this can undermine our confidence. God still tells us to be strong and to face each day with courage. We must not listen to the tiresome voice of doubt, that can distract us from active faith in God. We may not feel able, but as we walk with Christ, we will grow in courage and faith and find His comfort and peace every day.

Jesus says to us, “I will never leave you or forsake you..” 

The Scriptures are full of promises that can never be broken, because of who says them. We can trust the Lord Jesus because of who He is and His power, which is infinite.

If you are not a believer, He calls to you to come to Him, let go your sins and trust in what He has done for you. He is able to rescue us, and forgive us, because He took the blame for us on that dreadful cross. His love never fails. Why would we suffer loss, or struggle on alone?
If we set our hearts to obey the Lord, we will not be disappointed.

“The Lord God is a sun and shield. The Lord bestows favour and honour. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly..”