Like most commands in the Bible, God does not expect us to make ourselves strong and courageous through our will. We just need to remember we already ARE strong and courageous because God dwells with us! Our job is to constantly remember Who God is, and that we are His children! From Truth2Freedom’s Blog………..

Remember God’s presence. God is a loving father who doesn’t want His children to feel alone. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). “Be strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:6). We see these words on everything from […]

via What Did God Mean ‘Be Strong and Courageous’? | Christianity.com — Truth2Freedom’s Blog

Excellent!  This young lady has apparently discovered a key to living the Christian life I have only recently grasped — through ALL circumstances, God is with us.  And if we don’t feel He is at the moment, then look back at all of the times you can now see that He was!  🙂   From Theology Along the Way……………………………

After Joseph’s brother’s sold him into slavery, the narrator in Genesis remarks, “The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, serving in the household of his Egyptian master” (Gen 39:2, HCSB). A few paragraphs later, right after Joseph is imprisoned because of false accusations against him, the narrative reads, “But the Lord […]

via What You See vs. What God Sees in the Narrative of Your Life — Theology Along the Way