Oh how I love my God!
“But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27).
He used Ms. Cathy Baker and her post to remind me of my given 2021 word.
Have you ever stopped and counted the times in one week you have asked the Lion of Judah for His unbroken courage?
Unbroken … because His courage is sinless.
It is not boastful.
It does not waver or cower.
It contains zero weakness.
Truth is I needed His courage last night, but I allowed fear to overcrowd my heart.
How is THAT when I am bold and unafraid to preach His truth and share the gospel?
Fear is the opposite of courage.
The Lion of Judah is King, all-powerful, righteous, holy, steady, and remains unchanged through the sands of time.
Oh how I love my God!
Do you know it takes His courage to forgive those who trespass against us?
Jesus, humbly silent, as Romans mocked, undressed, and beat him. Jesus, steady, as He healed the ear Peter lopped off in retaliation. Jesus, showing the world both how to suffer and how to overcome those who cause suffering, is our eternal example of courage.
We shall rise, as He did.
“Rise up, this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it” (Ezra 10:4)
For me to recover from fear, it took sleep, Scripture, prayer and unsolicited encouragement from others to remember His courage resides in me.
It has not left or fizzled out.
Courage was with me, working for me, but it wouldn’t attack. Rather, it waited for its opening to pounce on the proper spiritual source of my fear.
The devil may prowl, but the Lion of Judah has captured. There is no fear or doubt coming from heaven. All the devil’s schemes have already been condemned (John 16:11).
Whether your 2021 word is courage or not, you and I get to wait for His coming while remaining in the Victorious Lion of Judah.
“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy, nothing will harm you (Luke 10:19).
Thank you for joining me here. I would love to hear what your word is, or how this post helped you.
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I will return tomorrow with a post about hope for those in depression.
May God bless you this given day.