Dear Precious Friends,
I love this verse and named my son after this verse when he was born. His middle name is Joshua. It's that great reminder that life does have its moments, and, yes, there are times of discouragement and fear, but we are not to dwell there.
We can be confident because the Lord is preparing the way before us. . Listen to what the Lord says in Isaiah 42:16: “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them” We can take courage no matter what we are facing because Christ is our compass and our companion.
He will never leave us or forsake us as a believer. Yes, we do and will face difficulties and heartache. Some of the adversity we encounter may feel insurmountable. But we are not to despair to the point of giving up. He has not left us. When we fail, He is there. When we succeed, He is there. When we are angry and fearful, He is there. He never leaves us. “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5). Anybody can claim Christ when the road is smooth, but what if the bottom falls out and life feels like it's breaking apart? Do we see faith or fear? When we fail and fall on our face, we will succeed if we fall on your knees in prayer and humbly depend on the Lord. God gently encourages us in our fiery trial, reminding us to stop, drop to our knees, and pray. “But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘“Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!”
Now that my friends is reason for us to Be Strong & Courageous. This is God's word, This is God's truth.
Despite Rick's cancer and all we are facing we choose to walk by faith and in Resurrection power and yes we are strong and courageous. We are not discouraged for theLord our God is with us wherever we go!
Anyone else ???
Please share what you are walking through and how you are trusting the Lord and being strong and courageous. Faith over Fear!!! AMEN