1/2/1998 0 Comments
Hebrews 3:6--But Christ was faithful as a Son over His household. And we are that household if we hold on to the courage and the confidence of our hope.
Most people I know carry either a wallet or a purse depending on their gender. This habit of carrying a cloth container can be put to great use. There will come a day, (you may be in one now), when you will be tested. Your emotions will be aroused and vulnerable. You may feel the tide of anger rise against injustice you or others close to you have suffered. Your finances may be in ruin. Your family may feud and draw you into the conflict. Your body may be wracked by disease or a lingering malady that refuses to leave. You may be hurt by someone you deeply love. Your boss may question your competency. You may fail a test of critical importance. Your reputation may be slandered by one intent on causing you pain. You may go into a depression that is inexplicable. You may be caught in an auto accident or run into by an out of control skier. Whatever your age or situation in life you can count on some form of trial or test coming your way. The key question is how will you respond to adversity?
May I invite you to take a 3x5 card and write in large bold letters the word “COURAGE”. Beneath it write the reference Isaiah 41:10. This passage of promise reads, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.” Now take that card and place it in your wallet or purse or position it in a place where you will constantly see it. When your test comes, and it will, be a person of courage. Turn to Jesus Christ. Trust Him with your problems however great they may be. He will see You through. He, the Lord of the Universe, personally loves you. So take courage!!!
Physical courage is grand, moral courage is grander, but the man who trusts Jesus Christ in the face of the terrific problems of life is worth a whole crowd of heroes.—Oswald Chambers in The Highest Good
©1998 Daniel York ARR. Reveration is the weekly devotional ministry of First Cause. If you would like to receive these devotionals go to www.firstcause.org and click on the “Click here to receive weekly devotionals” box. Unlimited permission to copy this devotional without altering text or profiteering is allowed subject to inclusion of this copyright notice.
Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)
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