“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
I love this verse. What strikes me this morning are 4 words… “commanded you” and “good courage”. You know, commanded you, as in let’s do this, onward and upward, take the hill, baby. It strikes me BUG TIME. Perhaps it speaks to that whole chain of command thing that I was taught to respect. (Of course, being Irish American, I was also taught to discuss AT LENGTH 😂)
And then Good Courage… today that term is really reassuring.
Tell me, my heart friends and family… what does Good Courage mean to you?
I think there is a very specific meaning in the term good courage. It is meant to convey the love involved in being courageous.
goes way beyond merely sucking it up or gutting it out. To me, it means to face challenges, heartache, and difficulties in our lives, struggles holding onto our faith, and even our optimism while simultaneously insisting on living our lives with grace. Yes, grace.
It isn’t negotiable. He has commanded us.
And the very best part is we do not go it alone. He is with us, wherever we go.