Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)
Courage is the quality of mind and spirit that enables you to meet danger, face opposition, or the challenges of life with fearlessness, calmness, and firmness. There will be times in your walk with the Lord where He will lead you into a place of total dependence on Him. There may even be times where you have doubts in your mind, but as you move forward in obedience, you will develop faith in your heart. God’s ultimate desire is to break you away from your comfort zone and step out in faith to do what He has put in your heart.
Regardless of what challenge you are facing, God will enable you to tackle it bravely, calmly, and victoriously. The Bible promises that the Lord is sufficient to meet your needs and see you safely through what He has called you to do. The promises we need to strengthen our obedience are found in His Word. When we trust the Lord and believe His promise to never leave or forsake us, we will have nothing to fear.
Thought for the Day:
God is not only for you, He is also with you. Break away from your comfort zone and step out in faith to do what God has put in your heart.
Connect & Reflect:
- What specific word or phrase from Joshua 1:9 stood out or spoke to you today?
- Have you ever lost your courage to obey the Lord? What happened as a result?
- When you face a challenge, what are your first thoughts and reactions? How has focusing on the Word of God strengthened you to obey despite the obstacles and difficulties?
Scripture References: Isaiah 41:10-13; Psalm 27:14; 1 Corinthians 15:58