February 24, 2020
The Braveness to Proceed
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“Have I not commanded you? Be robust and brave. Don’t be frightened, and don’t be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (ESV)
The visitors patterns have been altering day by day as building continued on our native expressway.
Visitors was transferring freely on each side, so it was odd to see a protracted line of autos on the on-ramp ready to enter the visitors circulation.
From my passenger seat, I looked for a cause for the backup.
A lady was slowly driving her automotive down the ramp. She then bought to the top of the ramp the place her lane opened onto the expressway, and she or he got here to an entire cease.
There didn’t look like something flawed along with her automotive. And it appeared as if she didn’t discover the blaring horns from the autos behind her.
She was paralyzed, unable to proceed with this new visitors sample in entrance of her.
As we continued on our journey, I questioned how many individuals have been impacted by her worry and hesitation and who would miss essential moments as a result of she refused to maneuver ahead. I additionally questioned how lengthy it took her to assemble the braveness to maneuver into the circulation of visitors.
Seeing her unwillingness to proceed due to the complicated building illustrated an essential level: Second-guessing your choices due to how a state of affairs seems not solely halts your progress, however causes a ripple impact on the neighborhood round you.
The trail she was on was surrounded by building vehicles, barrels and repositioned traces so she determined to cease, delaying everybody from reaching their locations.
As God says in Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be robust and brave. Don’t be frightened, and don’t be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
It’s such a aid to know that as a result of God is correct there with you, you possibly can proceed with confidence towards your targets and locations, even when life’s circumstances change.
Sure, the job loss, divorce papers or strong-willed kids could also be sudden and convey a little bit of chaos into your journey, however they aren’t meant to fully cease you in your tracks.
It doesn’t matter what issues appear to be, you possibly can courageously face irritating conditions and life’s different visitors patterns figuring out that God is correct beside you.
So don’t dread the modifications, doubt your choices or worry the long run. As an alternative, proceed courageously.
God’s with you within the rumble, relationships and dangers, all the time able to navigate any route you are taking.
Expensive God, information my steps and nudge me ahead once I drag my ft, doubt my capacity or resolve to cease alongside the way in which. Assist me to courageously face every of life’s circumstances at this time, figuring out that You’re with me wherever I am going. In Jesus’ Identify, Amen.
TRUTH FOR TODAY:
John 14:27, “Peace I go away with you; my peace I give to you. Not because the world offers do I give to you. Let not your hearts agonize, neither allow them to be afraid.” (ESV)
Psalm 118:5-6, “Out of my misery I referred to as on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The LORD is on my facet; I can’t worry. What can man do to me?” (ESV)
Within the ready, it’s simple to lose hope. And that’s the place we discover Israel in 1 & 2 Chronicles. Whereas all hope appears misplaced, the creator recounts the complete Bible up till this level to remind them that there’s an Anointed King and He’s coming. In between the ruins, there may be hope for Israel. Hope for the ready. This similar hope is for us at this time. And that hope is Jesus. We’re excited for our subsequent First 5 research: The In Between, a research of 1 & 2 Chronicles! The In Between Experience Guide is now accessible within the bookstore. Seize your copy at this time!
REFLECT AND RESPOND:
Is there an space in your life the place you’re caught as a result of the stress of the state of affairs appears too nice?
What do you need to accomplish figuring out that God is with you wherever you go? Share your thoughts in our comments section!
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