“Be strong and very courageous.” Joshua 1:7
Our God’s tender love for His servants makes Him involved for our inward emotions. He wishes us to be brave.
Some contemplate it a trivial matter for a believer’s thoughts to be confused, swirling with doubts and fears, however God doesn’t assume so. Our Grasp doesn’t need us to be fearful. As an alternative, he desires us to be with out fear, doubt, and cowardice. Our Grasp doesn’t assume as frivolously about our unbelief as we do.
After we are in despair, we’re affected by a horrible sickness which needs to be carried without delay to the beloved Doctor. Doubtfulness and discouragement is a illness, which may change into an epidemic, spreading among the many Lord’s flock. One downcast believer can affect twenty others, for higher or worse.
Christians should have a brave spirit so we’ll glorify the Lord by enduring trials in a heroic method. If we’re fearful and fainthearted, it’ll dishonour his God. Our Lord doesn’t wish to see us unhappy. It was a regulation of Ahasuerus (a biblical king typically known as Xerxes) that nobody might come into the king’s court docket in garments of mourning. Nevertheless this isn’t the regulation of the King of kings, as a result of we are able to come to Him. He’ll settle for us simply as we’re, after which urge us to take off the chains of grumbling and placed on the garment of reward, as a result of there are a lot of causes to rejoice.
Additionally, except your braveness is stored up, Devil will see a chance to pounce. Let your spirit be joyful in God your Savior. The enjoyment of the Lord might be your power, and no fiend of hell will advance in opposition to you. Labour is mild to an individual who has a cheerful spirit, and success will come from cheerfulness. Anybody who rejoices in God, believing with all their coronary heart, is assured success as a result of they’re doing precisely what God has referred to as them to do. Should you sow in hope you’ll reap in pleasure. Due to this fact, expensive good friend, “Be sturdy and really brave.”
Query: The place do you flip whenever you’re feeling fearful and weak?
by Charles H Spurgeon
Up to date to trendy English by Darren Hewer, 2009.
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