English Standard Version (ESV)
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Life is full of challenges. There are times when we are strong enough to face them. Yet there are also times when we can feel very incompetent. These are the times when we can simply allow the challenge to batter us again and again. To acknowledge how we feel can sometimes be our only option.
If you ever experience the same, you are not alone. Be strong and courageous, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. “Fear not, for I am with you; Fear not, for I am your God,” thus says the Lord.
If you think that is not enough, think twice. When times are rougher than the usual, when you are at the brink of surrendering — get up and praise God. Thus is the time for God to manifest His grace, abundance, and blessings on you. Thus is the time when you can no longer take credit on the blessings that are to come. It is not by your power nor might, nor is it because of your influence and intelligence — it is by God’s grace and love for you.
[amazon_link asins=’B015YP71SE,B00BVOV78I,1484084640′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’brodneil-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7547d740-f359-11e6-9e1a-2b012da4ab09′]