A Bibles & Bathrobes™ Devotional
Maybe you’re familiar with a common definition of courage: it’s not about lacking fear, but being willing to move forward despite its presence.
The specific wording of related quotes are attributed to various figures, but they all lack a key resource for finding sufficient courage: God.
In today’s passage from Deuteronomy, when God speaks through Moses to tell his people to be strong and courageous, he doesn’t expect them to get there on their own.
Instead, he tells them to be so because he promised to be with them.
Never leaving or forsaking them.
The same source of courage is available to us today.
We may not be facing the literal trek into the unknown that the Israelites faced.
But in many ways we are facing the same types of uncertainties they experienced.
But the good news is that just as God went before them then, he goes before us now.
Preparing the way for us.
Equipping us for what’s ahead.
Embracing us with his unconditional love, continual presence, and unlimited strength.
Providing us with all we need as we rely on him.
Philippians 1: 20-21 (NIV)
Deuteronomy 31: 6-8 (NIV)
Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
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