Thursday, June 8, 2017

Courage for the journey

Have you ever had the sense that something significant is about to happen in your life? Something that is going to require a huge amount of courage and emotional strength? Something for which you really need to know, that you know, that you know, that God is with you. He is not going to leave you or forsake you.

A time when scriptures like Deuteronomy 31:6 help to bring peace...

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 The Message

There is an expectation that prayers prayed over the years are about to start being answered. But that the answer will not be instant. It needs to be walked out. Courage will be needed to keep walking, knowing that God is walking with you.

Haven't I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don't be timid, don't get discouraged. GOD, your God, is with you every step you take. Joshua 1:9 The Message

There is an awareness that this journey is going to take you to a deeper level of intimacy with God. And that you will need to be alert for the attacks to try to take you off course, lose focus and get distracted.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV

There is a deep joy, knowing that your Heavenly Father loves you so much, that He will do everything He can to help you live your life in the freedom that He purposed for you. We are His children.

What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it - we're called children of God! That's who we really are. 1 John 3:1 The Message

He wants to see us go from strength to strength, and not give up. He wants to see us complete the journey, in His strength, and His way.

I'm sure now I'll see God's goodness in the exuberant earth.
Stay with GOD! Take heart. Don't quit.
I'll say it again: Stay with GOD.
Psalm 27:13-14 The Message

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