Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
One of the first things they teach you in marriage communications is to stay away from using emotionally fatalistic words like “never” or “always”, as in, “You never help around here!” or “You always waste money.” It is very rare that human behavior is “always” or “never”. But what about God? The Bible makes it clear that His ways are not our ways. In Romans 3:4 it says, “Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true!” Now consider today’s verse in light of the fact that God does not lie. Moses tells us to be strong and courageous and not afraid. Why all the optimism? Why the courage? Because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” God Himself has said to you and I, “Never.” Never. NEVER! Let it sink in – He will never leave you or forsake you! Today, right now, let this fact change your day. Let it reshape your emotions. Let it precede all your decisions. He will never leave you or forsake you.
Father, I wander through most days with so much apathy. I live as if you don’t exist. I haven’t taken your promises seriously. Most the time I am not strong or courageous. Forgive me for this. Instead, help me today really grasp what it means that you will never leave me or forsake me. In Jesus Name.
TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
With God I can be strong and courageous
Today, quiet your heart and meditate on God’s presence and His abiding love for you. Focus on His magnificent power. See God’s purpose to love and protect you. As you begin to perceive His presence, power and purpose feel a strength and courage begin to well up inside you. Say with wonder on your breath, “He will never leave me or forsake me, I can be strong and courageous.”
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