Be Strong and Courageous, Post #39

What are you facing today?  Are you overwhelmed? Each one of us is facing something huge in our lives. Today, may you be en-COURAGED to be strong and courageous.

I was just reading the Bible story about Joshua this morning and have thought about it ever since. In Joshua 1, Moses had just passed away. Joshua, one of his chosen leaders, had been called to cross the Jordan River with the Israelites into the Promised Land. Joshua was nervous, really more of a “chicken,” about this assignment. God gave him a wonderful pep talk.

Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go…Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” –Joshua 1:6-7, 9 NIV84

Don’t you just want to lift your chin up, pull your shoulders back, and stand up straighter when you read that passage? I do!  Today, just keep repeating, “Be strong and courageous” as a breath prayer. “Be strong and courageous.” “Be strong and courageous.” “Be strong and courageous.”  Don’t you feel better?

Whatever you are facing today, remember you are invincible. There’s no way we can mess up God’s plan. Be strong and VERY courageous. Go get ’em, tiger!


–What is the last experience where you felt nervous to face something or someone?  Please comment.

–How do you/did you feel after repeating “Be strong and courageous” as a breath prayer? Please comment.


–“Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it.” –Ezra 10:4 NIV84

–“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” –1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NIV84


–How will you respond differently this week when facing a battle or something huge? Please comment.

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  1. onalee Avinger says:

    Thanks Danya another great Blog!!
    I really needed to hear this one today!!! I love you!!

  2. Dawn Carr says:

    One OF MY favorite verses.

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