Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
It takes supernatural courage to live through these present times, and judging from scenarios playing out in other parts of the world, particularly considering refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and in Africa, it may take supra-supernatural courage to live in love and truth going forward. Where does such courage – literally ‘heartening’ – come from? How can anyone not only survive, but thrive through in humane times of evil and chaos? Queen Esther was facing the complete annihilation of her people, the Hebrews living in exile in Persia. Her response was to fast, pray and trust God. That was all, that was what, she was able to do. We, living in this day and age, have the same assignment – to fast, to pray, and to trust God. Only in God’s love, strength, patience, forgiveness, joy, peace, hope, and truth can I, or anyone else, find authentic courage to go through any challenges the future holds. Will I receive the courage of God today, and let it change the way I live? Holy Spirit of Jesus, give me courage.
On the day I called you answered me. You increased my strength of soul… The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me. Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. (Psalm 138:3,8)
In darkness God’s truth shines most clear.
Corrie Ten Boom. The Hiding Place
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