Reading the Bible this dawn, something struck me. David just got up and went to King Saul and told him. “I know I am a servant from the field, a shepherd. But give me the opportunity to fight this mighty Philistine.” This was a classic suicide mission. A death move. It is just like attempting residency examinations when you are a first year medical student, but David knew what he was doing. Lo and behold, he slew the mighty giant with just a slingshot to his forehead. What does this tell us?
Sometimes the battles we face are stronger than us and tougher than us. Do we have everything it takes to fight this battle on our own? No! But God has assured us that even in the midst of the storms, he is there with us and we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
He has assured us that even through the trials and tribulations, He has overcome the world so we can stay rest assured in him that we shall have peace. Imagine the Israelites passing through an Open Red Sea? What was the determinant that it wouldn’t collapse on them? They needed courage.
But above all we are supposed to stay courageous. Courage is the strength in the face of pain and grief. It is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. We as Christians are encouraged to be courageous and fearless for the devil roars like a raging lion.
One simply doesn’t get to follow Jesus into the promised land without courage. People talk a great deal about courage today without understanding what it means. Christians belong to a kingdom that is not of this world, and our king has not called us to be at peace with the world but to overcome it. Good courage relies upon the supernatural power of God to strengthen and motivate believers to be courageous.
Be strong my friend, take the stance of faith and be courageous because He has promised He will no leave you nor forsake you..
Have a blessed week.