Tag Archives: Be Strong

Be strong and courageous

Be strong and courageous

Posted on 12. Jun, 2014 by Julia Mitchell.

” The Lord called Joshua to be strong and courageous. Courage is confidence in action, making choices and taking action in spite of the fear that threatens to hold us back. Courage flows from confidence in who God is and an awareness of His call on our lives. It flows from confidence in the Lord’s presence and promises. Where do you need to act courageously?

“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them “—Joshua 1:5-6

“I am strong, vigorous, and very courageous.  I am not afraid, neither am I dismayed, for the Lord my God is with me wherever I go” – Joshua 1:9

“I am strong and courageous.  I am not afraid or discouraged, because the Lord my God is with me to help me fight my battles.” – 2 Chronciles 32:7-8

“I am standing firm, letting nothing move me.  I give myself fully to the work of the Lord, because I know that my labour in the Lord in not in vain” – 1 Corinthians 15:58

We all go through times when things just seem so hard and difficult with no end in site.

Prayer: Lord, You call me to exchange fear for confidence. You have promised that I can be confident in You. Let my life, like Moses’ and Joshua’s lives, prove Your promise. Let my confidence in You come to life in courageous action today. I ask in Jesus’ name, amen.

Courage has many faces. Sometimes courage and bravery looks like fearlessness; sometimes it looks like waiting patiently; sometimes it is reflected in humble obedience. Jesus courageously faced the cross; Mary courageously watched her Son suffer; the women courageously went to anoint His body. Always God-honoring courage is motivated by love. How is God calling you to live bravely and courageously today?

“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. “—Psalm 27:14 NLT

 

 

 

Continue Reading

When I am weak, You are Strong

When I am weak, You are Strong

Posted on 26. Feb, 2014 by Julia Mitchell.

 

When I am weak, You are strong

Do you feel strong in your weakness?  The pain we may all experience, that can be found in our weak times, although challenging, can be rewarding when all is said and done. It may not seem like it while you are going through the pain, but power is made perfect in our weakness.

Be Brave when you are scared.

Although we can’t always see the big picture of why we go through the things we go through, it truly is for our best interest and we will only become stronger for having gone through our trials, if we allow God’s power to be made perfect in our weakness.

 

A little piece of wood once complained bitterly because its owner kept whittling away at it, cutting it, and filling it with holes, but the one who was cutting it so remorselessly paid no attention to its complaining.  He was making a flute out of that piece of ebony, and he was too wise to desist from doing so, even though the wood complained bitterly.  He seemed to say, “Little piece of wood, without these holes, and all this cutting, you would be a black stick for ever–just a useless piece of ebony.  What I am doing now may make you think that I am destroying you, but, instead, I will change you into a flute, and your sweet music will charm the souls of men and comfort many a sorrowing heart.  My cutting you is the making of you, for only thus can you be a blessing in the world.  [M.R. Dehaan]

C. S. Lewis“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains:  it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

 

Continue Reading