STRONG & COURAGEOUS

‘Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.’
– Christopher Robin to Winnie-the-Pooh

We all can accomplish more than we think we can.  In times of crisis, we draw on our inner courage to be of some help.  When the adrenaline is running, we can overcome obstacles we never thought possible.  The human mind and body are amazing creations – intricately and perfectly designed to come to the rescue when necessary.

However, when we rely entirely on ourselves, our strength and courage wane in comparison to what we can do when we listen to God’s voice and direction to be strong and courageous.  Sounds so easy, doesn’t it?  Easier said than done sometimes.

The world teaches that we can do whatever we put our mind to.  We can use our brains, our physical strength and our wherewithal to do great things.   When ego gets in the way and we realize that we are not always capable of doing these things, we easily become discouraged.

Admitting that we need help isn’t easy.  It’s like saying we don’t have the stamina to do things on our own.  It weakens us.

God plants courage into each one of us.  We were perfectly formed in His image and yet imperfect because of our inherited sin.  We need His strength and courage to help us overcome the daily tasks of life.  Without Him, we may be able to accomplish acts of courage, but with Him we can do even greater things.

With the Lord begin your task;
Jesus will direct it.
For his aid and counsel ask;
Jesus will perfect it.
Every morn with Jesus rise,
And when day is ended,
In his name then close your eyes;
Be to him commended.

  THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

 

 

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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