I have started to write for this week more than once. Each time, it just didn’t feel right. I believe God was telling me, once again, to write from my heart. I then ran across this little jewel and knew I was where I should be.
The children I will speak of are the children of God. You and me. All of us who fight seen, and unseen battles, even knowing that if they lose that battle, they still win the war.
I have had the privilege, once again, of being with dear friends as we worshipped in church today and afterwards, being with other dear friends. These are people I love dearly and as I stop and think of all that many have been through and are going through, their courage stands out immediately.
While I say “their courage”, the truth is that I know each of them well enough to know that it goes far beyond that. What they have is the hope and trust in our Lord Jesus and they know that ultimately, whatever HIS plan is, they will come out on the winning side. We are a small body of Christ and yet we have witnessed miracles! Multiple healings when according to doctors, there wasn’t a lot of hope. And I don’t believe the miracles are over.
As they fight their battles, and maybe you are doing battle too, hold tight to the hand of your Father and as you walk with Him on that pathway, YOUR courage will come! All the courage we need to face life and all that comes with it, can be found in the Lord. Take His hand and hold tight.
We sang the song “He Knows My Name” in church today. This verse always brings me to tears. No matter what we may be going through, we are not alone.
I have a Father
He calls me His own
He’ll never leave me
No matter where I go
The Impact of Courage
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord.
Psalm 31:24 NKJV
Courage impacts our lives and the lives of our children in powerful ways. Courage helps us move forward when we would rather turn back, face a problem when we would rather avoid it, resolve a difficulty when we would rather ignore it, do the right thing when the opportunity is there to compromise, and overcome rather than retreat or surrender.
A child, when alone, may lack the courage to walk on a pathway that leads through a dark and mysterious forest. However, when the child takes the hand of his father and walks with him on that pathway, courage comes. All the courage your children need to face life and its difficulties can be found in the Lord. Pray that they will be certain of His presence with them and confident that His provision will not fail. Pray that your children will live their lives with the assurance that God is all they need.
Lord, in every fearful moment, help me to focus my eyes on You before anything else. Help me to trust in Your protection and to remember that You can do more for me and all those I love than I ever could. Remind me to reach out to You for help in every fear, worry, and doubt.
He shall strengthen your heart. Psalm 31:24 NKJV
This was an excerpt from Prayers of Promise: God’s Life-Changing Promises to Pray Over Your Children by Roy