Do I Need Courage

Joshua 1: 9
Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged,
for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

This verse has been in front of me all summer long. (it is the theme verse for Arctic Edge, but there have been other places I have seen it this summer too) And the more I look at it the more I have to ask myself. Does God need to tell me to be strong and courageous. If took an honest look at my life am I involved in anything that actually needs courage, or am I doing the same thing I have done every summer for the past 10 years and talking like I am doing something radical.

I forget where I saw it (I think it was Philip Yancey), but I love the quote that says “Most of us want miracles and then live our lives trying to stay away from places where miracles are needed” (That is a misquote, but you get the idea). I have found myself doing just that. I don’t need courage from God because everything I am attempting right now I have the power to do.

Lord, send me! Lord, send me, move me, take me places where I need you to keep me safe. Send me into places that make me uncomfortable and that are beyond my strength and so send me into the heart of your courage and your strength.  

One thought on “Do I Need Courage

  • June 28, 2006 at 7:20 PM

    Has parenthood not called on a need for that verse? For me it has. I love our child but I have definitely needed the Lord’s strenght and encouragement this first 6 weeks.


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