Would you describe yourself as strong and courageous?
God commanded Joshua:
“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
It wasn’t a suggestion, it was a command.
So, will you join me as I pray…
God – I Need to be Strong and Courageous
Father, Please help me. I need to be strong and courageous!
I’m weak and afraid. I’m exhausted. I feel like I’ve prayed and prayed and still I’m stuck … this problem, this struggle looms large in front of me.
Paul wrote about a struggle he had with something he called the “thorn in the flesh”:
Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:8–9
Weakness is okay? You work best in my weakness?
Is it because when I admit my weaknesses I’m ready to surrender to Your power?
Just a few sentences later, Paul wrote:
“When I am weak, then I am strong!” 2 Corinthians 12:10b
So, when I admit I can’t … I’m ready to receive Your “can.”
The “can” that is able to help me do “all things” when I’m weak and tired and afraid. When I’ve prayed and prayed and I don’t see the changes I desire.
Father, I surrender my all to You. My thorns. My weaknesses. My failures. My successes. My battles. My needs. My all!
I surrender to You in the name and by the power of Your Son and my Lord, Jesus.
Like David, I will seek You when I need to be strong…
Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually! Psalm 105:4 (ESV)
I will claim Your promises when I need to be strong…
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble Psalm 46:1
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10
As soon as I pray, you answer me; You encourage me by giving me strength. Psalm 138:3
Father, Please make me strong and courageous when I am weak and weary and when my fears seem greater than my faith.
I need to be strong. I need You. I love You. I surrender my all to Your amazing grace and mercy. And I trust You to give me everything I need to be strong and courageous one day at a time … today, tomorrow, and forever.
In the name of Jesus, who is “the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.” Forever and ever. Amen.
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