This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NLT
We have the ability to step ahead, but God is the One who designs the path to follow. He readies us to travel. He carries us to places unknown and provides everything we need. He places our feet on solid ground and reminds us why we don't have to walk alone.
In moments of doubt, God reminds us how far we’ve come. He opens our hearts for the guiding of His will and continues to move us along. He gives courage to remember who is handling our days and provides wisdom to grow in His WORD.
The Bible says, yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later. Romans 8:18 As we walk in faith, God provides glimpses of what’s to come. He opens our eyes to the love of His faithfulness and begins to reveal His plan.
Those who trust in the Lord will be skillfully led. Peace will replace the worry of wonder and joy will be welcomed instead. And when the road is hard to travel, God will make it clear! He is the One who will give us strength as we learn to faithfully follow. "Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me: for You are the God of my salvation; on You do I wait all day.” Psalm 25:4-5
God will guide us! But first we must humble our hearts and recognize why we need to be carried. Arms of strength will cradle us close and love will hold us together. When we’ve been readied for what's to come, God will set our feet on solid ground. He will know what we need to walk boldly. He will help us see why we're headed in the right direction. We must keep stepping in faith and BELIEVE better days WILL come.
Dear God, Thank you for the love of Your faithfulness. You’ve carried us so far! Help us find strength to keep on going and step in the right direction. Thank you for placing peace in our hearts. You have led us through difficult days and continue to provide. We will put our trust in You and BELIEVE better days will come! Thank you, Lord. Thank you for always taking care of each one of us. We will give You our praise and choose to embrace a grateful heart. Amen