I just thank God that He continue to bless me with my life for a quarter of a century now, continue to guide me and help me get through my troubles, and best, continue to be by my side. And so, I'll share one of my personal favorite verses:
Why I like this verse:
This is really a wake up call whenever I feel so weak or afraid about the circumstances in my life. Let me tell you what I think about this verse:
Like the lion, the king of the jungle that fears nothing, God is commanding us to be strong and courageous.
In this verse, two of the main weaknesses of human beings were also mentioned: being afraid and being discouraged. When we become afraid, we become paralyzed, we can't think straight, and often, we cower in the face of adversity. When we become discouraged, our hope dies and when it dies, we lose the will to continue.
Feeling these two negative emotions are normal, but we don't need to get stuck on that, because thankfully, God has a promise for us.
The question is not "how" can we be strong and courageous and how can we stop the fear and discouragement, buy "why"?
Why can we do it? It's because He said: "... the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
The point is we are not going alone! God promises to be there with us. There is no need to feel afraid or discouraged, because we know that we have something with us far more powerful than our fears and dismays- it's God.
For us to be able to overcome the obstacles and challenges in our lives and succeed, we have to have faith in Him, and like soldiers obeying their commander's command, we have to be strong and courageous.
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