"Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
~ Joshua 1:9
I am not above saying that sometimes I experience uncertainty and fear. I think that if all of us were very honest, we would say that each of us share the same feelings.
Being reminded to be strong and courageous is like having someone in our ear telling us, "You can do this."
I think in many ways it is good to have uncertainty about some things. Not everyone is an expert, and let's face it, why would God be important to us if we didn't rely upon God's guidance during times when we simply are feeling uncertainty?
Our abilities are blessings to not just ourselves, but others as well. Imagine life it there weren't others surrounding us who also believed in us, even when we weren't confident.
It is scripture like the one shared today that always seems to be filled with the message of hope. And believe me, we can all use hope!
Each of us struggle at some point in our life with something. The writer of Joshua penned these words just for those times in our lives. Being reminded that God is with us always, giving hope, and providing strength makes us strong for days that our filled with nothing but uncertainty!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear Lord, some say we live in uncertain times. I pray that today, as in every day, that I find that I am reminded that You are with me! May I remember that You are a God of strength and encouragement! Amen.
Rev. G. Todd Williams is the author of the book, "Remember Me When..." and is a former hospice chaplain and pastor.