A Time for Courage
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart,
all you who hope in the Lord.
– Psalm 31:24
This is a day for courage and the application of sincere faith. It seems that the world is facing unprecedented chaos and crisis. Nations, cultures and people groups appear to be at odds about everything. And concepts like civility, common respect, and harmonious community seem a far-off reality and even a fantasy.
When we are going through challenging and difficult times, we find hope in the promises of God. Psalm 31 speaks of courage, strength and hope that can be found in our relationship with God. We only need to ask and to open our hearts to God’s Word and God’s way.
Connected to your faith in God is the confidence that asserts that in the midst of all struggles and setbacks, our God is sovereign. God is in control. Therefore, there is no room for retreat or discouragement. God reigns and His power is at work to redeem and to sustain us through it all.
Dear Lord God, grant me the courage to face all that life brings my way. Help me Lord to keep believing in your love and power. Amen
Dr. Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.