Verse of the Day: Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
When God calls you to do something, He gives you the strength and courage to do it. You don’t have to worry if you’re smart enough, gifted enough or skilled enough. All that matters is that God is with you. The Lord has commanded you to be strong and courageous. When you are afraid or discouraged, turn to God. It doesn’t matter what it is, you don’t have to do it alone, He will be with you every step of the way. Trust in God and in His power. He will give you the strength and courage to get through anything He calls you to do.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 16:24
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Let’s all make an effort to encourage the people around us, especially the people we love and care about most. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing yet it’s so valuable. We can build each other up with loving and kind words that promote hope and courage. A kind word can change someone’s entire day and we all can use a little kindness. Encourage love and kindness for they are never wasted in God’s eyes.
Verse of the Day: Matthew 10:32
Therefore, everyone who acknowledges me before people, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven.
Atheism is on the rise around the world, the new generations aren’t going to church like they used to. To those who don’t know the Lord, Christianity has become uncool and old-fashioned. But the truth is, the world needs Jesus more than ever. It’s time for us to have the courage and confidence to privately and publicly stand up for what we believe in, Jesus Christ! Let the world know it’s not enough to believe in Jesus with our heart, we must also confess with our mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. He is the way, the truth and the life!
Verse of the Day: Acts 4:13
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
You don’t have to be an eloquent speaker to tell people about Jesus. All you need is the willingness to share your own story. Just tell others what God’s love, goodness, grace and mercy has done in your life. You don’t have to be educated or skilled in a specific vocation to volunteer to help the poor, you just need to show up. You don’t have to be rich or powerful to make a difference. Ordinary people like you and me with some God given courage and a love for Jesus can make an extraordinary difference to somebody.
Verse of the Day: Philippians 1:20
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
God’s grace and the hope He gives us means we don’t have to be ashamed of any suffering we may encounter for Christ. We must have the courage to follow Jesus and declare Him to be the Son of God, the Messiah and the Lord of our lives no matter what is going on around us. People may mock or ridicule us for our faith and as believers in Christ when things are not going well or when we face troubles but do not be shaken for we serve a mighty God. Be courageous and determined to always do your very best to obey the call of God in all circumstances.
Verse of the Day: 1 Samuel 17:37
The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.”
You may be going through adversity right now with everything that’s going on in the world but you can have courage in your current situation. Just like the Lord rescued David from the paw of the lion, David believed that God would also rescue him from his imminent circumstances and you know God has brought you through difficult times before and He’ll do it again. God was with you then and He’s with you now. Instead of worrying about your present state remember that God has gotten you out of difficult times before. Thank God for all that tribulations he’s brought you through and thank Him in advance for getting you through this difficult time.
Verse of the Day: Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Everyone has days when they feel discouraged. You might be having a really bad day when nothing seems to go right and you just feel like giving up. Those are the kind of days when all you can do is turn to God and give it all to Him. When you do, He reminds you that no matter what you’re going through He is with you and He will never leave you. He will always be there to guide you, to strengthen you and to protect you. Trust in the Lord and He will give you the courage to keep on going.
Verse of the Day: Exodus 4:12
Now go, I will help you speak and teach you what to say.
If God has given you the desire to share his Word with others don’t let fear stop you. Moses had difficulties expressing himself but the Lord was able to use him in a mighty way. God will also help you speak and teach you what to say through the Holy Spirit. Let God work through you as He gives you courage to share His Word and your testimony with others. Step out in faith and you will be fruitful.
Verse of the Day: Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
God wants you to run the race He planned and designed specifically for you. Don’t compare your race to anyone else’s race. You are uniquely you and that’s how God planned it to be. We are all running toward the same goal but each one of us needs to run our own race. Ask God for the strength and courage to get rid of anything that comes between you and Him. Keep your eyes on the prize, focus on God, seek His will for your life and don’t give up.