Be Strong and Courageous

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Be Strong

In life we are usually in a storm, coming out of a storm or heading into one. And often its not just one. To be strong in the midst of it all is an expression of faith. There is no moving forward without some strength and courage, but most of all, without faith.

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Do you think God would leave Joshua high and dry? If God has called you, he is with you. Courage doesn’t mean that we am not afraid. It means that we fear God more than we fear our situations. We trust in the divine resources of the Lord our God more than the resources of man.

Be Courageous

Courage doesn’t mean we don’t run into fearful circumstances. It means that when we are in over our heads in circumstances that have the potential to fill us with fear, we can still strand still with confidence and resolution. As we trust in our mighty God, he gives us the ability to be strong and courageous. Its not an option. God says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.”

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Faith – God Abides in Us

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Faith is the Realization

Faith is the realization that God abides in us. God is both within us, through the Holy Spirit, and beyond us. Faith is not about knowledge or about having all the “facts” about God. Faith is the inner feeling that God is near, within our souls; although I cannot see God’s face or hear God’s voice. Even though I have never experienced a vision or other manifestation of God, by faith I know that God is near. We can have a relationship with God for as Julian of Norwich says, “Before God made us, he loved us and this love was never slackened nor ever shall be.” Because God loves us, I can “talk to God.” I can ask for God’s help, give thanks for blessings and ask for forgiveness.

Faith is the Inner Conviction

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Faith is the inner conviction that God is always available to us. We are never alone. Faith is not about having knowledge about God; rather faith is about a relationship with God, for God wishes to be known. Julian of Norwich wrote in her Revelations of Divine Love that, “We ought highly to rejoice that God dwells in our soul, and much more highly to rejoice that our soul dwells in God. Our soul is created to be God’s dwelling place, and the dwelling place of the soul is God.”

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