Joshua 1:6 says “Be strong and courageous.” How’s that working for you?
Oh, I have strong and courageous days and can flex my muscles with the best of them. Sometimes, I just have strong and courageous moments, so fleeting that I almost miss them. Now and then, I’m not strong or courageous at all. I’m just plain weak and scared.
The beauty of all of that is that even when I am weak and scared, I have someone to carry me through those times until I feel strong and courageous again. And so do you.
We don’t have to lean on our power only. God has our back with a power that is so much more powerful than we can even comprehend.
So! Be strong and courageous! And when you can’t, fall on your knees and let the all powerful Father carry you until you can again!
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Be strong and courageous. —Joshua 1:6 NIV
God can change your life in ways you haven’t dared to dream of. Pastor Rick says, “He specializes in miracle makeovers.”
Try to imagine what good changes could happen in your life if you depended on God’s infinite power instead of your own willpower. The key to deep and lasting change isn’t trying harder. It’s relaxing into “the unforced rhythms of grace” (Matthew 11:29 MSG).
Effort is necessary, but it’s effort fueled by the power of God’s Holy Spirit. The Bible says, “Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure” (Philippians 2:12-13 MSG).
God loves you so much that he freely gives his power to work in your life. He wants to be the one who is shown to be victorious. That’s why he works so powerfully in the lives of weak and humble people.
Trusting in God’s power will give you courage to face whatever life brings you. For what do you need his power today?
Food for Thought: In a remarkable, grace-filled exchange, you can bring all of your weaknesses to God and receive from him the power to be strong and courageous.