Courage for Today

1 Samuel 17 37

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.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 119 164

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 119:164

Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.

There is no set number of times a day we must praise God each day but wouldn’t it be wonderful if we just stopped what we were doing throughout the day to delight and please God with our praise, to give thanks and honor to the one who is worthy of praise? We have so much to be thankful for and it doesn’t take but a few moments to say, “Thank you God!” It doesn’t even matter what we are going though, even in difficult times, through faith we can still lift up our hands to praise our God. We can praise Him with our words and with our singing and give Him all the glory!

Strength Renewed

Isaiah 40 31

Verse of the Day: Isaiah 40:31

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

As 2019 comes to a close we can thank God for seeing us through another year. Though we may have had struggles we made it through them with the help of the Lord. Personally, our family went through one of the most difficult times when my husband was diagnosed with colon cancer. But because of God’s great mercy he survived and through it all our faith was made stronger. The new year will soon be here and 2020 is not only the start of a new year but also a new decade and it’s the perfect time for new beginnings and new possibilities. Whatever you may currently be going through rely on God and put your hope in Him to give you strength and fortitude. Trust in the Lord to renew and refresh your spirit. You are more than conquerors through God who loves you.

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 2: Thankful for Wonderful Memories

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Verse of the Day:  Philippians 1:3

I thank my God every time I remember you.

Paul wrote this in a letter after he left Philippi where he had gone through some very difficult times, yet he chose not to focus on the things that had caused him pain. We ought to be like Paul and stay focused on the positive things in our lives and appreciate the great memories we have. I thank God for giving me strength to get through difficult times and I am thankful for the great memories I have of the wonderful people God placed in my life. And when I think of old friends and people who have helped me along the way, I say a little prayer asking God to bless them.

Praise the Lord at All Times

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:1

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.

 

No matter what is going on in your life praise the Lord!  In good times praise the Lord, in difficult times praise the Lord.  At all times praise the Lord because praise invites God’s presence into your situation. Praise gets the focus off of you and onto God and when you focus on God it changes your heart and increases your faith. When something is troubling you start praising God.

Courage for Today 

1 Samuel 17 37

 

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.”

 

If you’re going through a difficult time remember that you can have courage in your current situation because 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.

Set the Example

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Verse of the Day:  Titus 2:7-8

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

 

It’s not enough to just deliver the message and teachings, you have to live it too.   It’s easy to say one thing and do another but if you really love God you will strive to set the example for others. Live a life of integrity and uprightness during good times and in difficult times. Let your light shine for others to see so that they may be moved to know, love and serve God.