Courage

Courage

Do you wish you had more?  I sure do!  In the Bible, in Joshua 1:9, it says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”    God himself actually commands us not to be afraid.  Fear wants to keep its ugly grip on me and keep me from doing a lot of things that I know God wants me to do.  The discouragement can even come from friends and family.

This verse from Joshua is becoming my “verse of the year”.

What do I feel that God has placed upon my heart?  If he has commanded me, then I must do it!  Where does my help come from?  It comes from the Lord.  I love the song by Chris Tomlin, entitled “Whom Shall I fear”.  You can listen to it here  www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x5aEvl6Zdk .  It has beautiful lyrics which address this whole issue.  “I know who goes before me, I know who stands behind, the Lord of angel armies, is always by my side”….  That song has been in the back of my mind all week.

Blessings to you.  Press on!  We have the the one who holds the whole world in His hands.  They are capable.

About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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