Day 6 – God – I Need to be Strong and Courageous
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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With God’s strength, our weaknesses can be used for His glory. And Joshua 1:9 is one of my favorite verses, Deb! Blessings, and stay strong in the Lord!
Surely I needed this prayer direction. I am overcoming you spirit of fear and anxiety. I am blessed
Oh, Nakato, I understand that struggle. I spent far too many hours worried and afraid. I am praying for you and asking God to hold you close and give you the courage and strength you need for any battle you face. God bless you!
Just “Thank you” for being you.
Oh, Doris, thank you so much! Your comment made my day! Blessings and hugs to you!!
Prayer request: My hubby is super generous, and a sucker for sob stories. We have a conman in our family who takes advantage of anyone with money. He is my husbands stepson from a previous marriage. We have helped and rescued this kid with tens of thousands of dollars over the years, way more than all of our other kids combined! We’re not rich. We had to rack up credit card debt in some cases. And we never see any of it back. The “kid” is in his thirties now and even cleaned out his own brother’s bank account. I love my hubby and literally get sick if someone rips him off. It’s hard for me to keep my peace about it and even harder to not get discouraged. I need to trust God to change my attitude.
I need prayer to let this go. I know it’s going to continue and the times I’ve voiced my concerns just makes me sound unloving, makes me look selfish. He’s not the first narcissistic person I’ve had to deal with but the only one I can’t get away from. I get the feeling God wants me to learn from this. I wish I knew what the lesson is. Please pray for me.
I’m sorry! That is a really tough one. I am praying for you and asking God to hold you close and give you His wisdom. Thanks so much for visiting. God bless you!