Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
(Joshua 1:9 (NIV))
This passage is powerful!
If you think about it, this passage can be summarized by another passage.
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
(Romans 8:31 (NIV))
These two passage should give us strength. They should give us courage. They should give us hope! They should give us faith!
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
(Hebrews 11:1 (NIV))
I find it comforting that we are told repeatedly that we can put our trust in God. Even when the world mocks us and threatens us, we can stand firmly on the promises that we have been given. We can stand firmly in the knowledge that we are important to God. We are so important that He sent His only Son, Jesus, into this world so that we could have the ultimate experience of grace and mercy.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3:16 (NIV))
I don’t know about you, but I find strength in these words. God has repeatedly told us to be strong and to not be discouraged. He even sent Jesus to live as an example.
Do you find strength in God?