On Courage

by Pastor Mark Jordan Courage

“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6, MSG)

I made the graphic accompanying today’s Daily Water while our family was in the process of adopting Mia and bringing her home. I can be tentative by nature, but found a courage that accompanied God’s purpose for us. That passion has not passed away, but invigorates me still today to live according to God’s purpose.

Are you facing something that makes you feel tentative right now? I want you to take courage, because of God’s promise. Don’t be intimidated, and don’t give your detractors a second thought. Why? Because God is with you and for you, and when He is, who in the world can stand against you with Him (Romans 8:31)? God is going ahead of you, and won’t leave you behind, so take courage! And as you do, remember, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage” (Anaïs Nin).

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for giving me your presence, and therefore giving me your power. That gives me great courage. I praise you and thank you in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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