Archive | March 4, 2012


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


Courage in the face of adversity
Standing strong in what you believe
Physical resistance against immorality
Despite the call for reprieve

Do not look at the world with fear
Rather face what God sends your way
Holding to God’s promises clear
He will give you no more than you can handle each day

Though you cannot see what lies around the corner
Go around them anyway
For in this world you are a foreigner
Possessing strength and wisdom when you pray

Seek Him first despite your fears
Boldly face the daggers and arrows of this life
Knowing to God and His might you must adhere
Standing courageous against malice and strife

Love with passion and warmth so dear
Even as the others loath and hate
Give to those who curse and sneer
Listen despite the fear of those who lie in wait

Be the image of Christ amidst a world lost and dying
With your own life be not so concerned
Let the courage of Christ keep you trying
Help those who are lost be returned

When we struggle to face the complications of this world, there are numerous reasons. Perhaps there is fear of confrontation, fear of being different from everyone else around us. Maybe you dread the outcome if you stand up and say something or someone is wrong. Or perhaps you fear the unknown and thus ride the wave of mainstream thought. Whatever your reason, whatever your fear that keeps you from standing for what you believe, you must surrender. You must understand that God is indeed bigger than all that you face, bigger than the opposition that rises against you when you speak out. He is bigger than a person who stands against you and bigger than any conflict that arises.
We are called to stand on the truth of God and that is not an easy task. Will we be ridiculed? Will we face opposition? Will we endure persecution for His name? Will we be struck and hit by words or fists of fury at what we say or do? The answer to all of those questions is absolutely! With no doubt, those who stand strong on the word of God and all that He stands for are indeed in for a rough time. But rest assured that God said He would always be with us and give us all that we need to face each day and to overcome the darkness that desires to pull us into the world’s web of beautiful lies and deceit. He promises to give us no more than we can handle. However, we cannot handle much in our own strength, so praise be to God that we can come boldly to the throne of grace and receive all the strength and courage we need to face any adversity that comes our way.
May the Lord fill you with courage to take a stand and wisdom to know when to battle and when to love. May He bless your heart with peace to face each day, no matter what comes and with grace to have compassion on those you call enemy. All my love and blessings that you will see you were chosen by the Lord above to bring light into this world of chaos and darkness.