God’s Got This
My wife and I put on Cousin’s Camp every year for our five grands. Lots of fun, a few fights, lots of eating, and family worship every night. Every kid says something good about the others. We all pray in a big circle. One of the other things we do is memorize a Bible verse.
A few years ago we memorized Joshua 1:9, and I find myself repeating it more and more these days.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord you God will be with you wherever you go.”
Tough news in our world every single day. Covid-19 has caused so much pain and heartbreak, including among my friends and family.
So every day I remember to be strong. In my faith. In my service.
Every day I remind myself to be courageous. Not stupid. But brave.
I read that I am not to be terrified. God has got me and my loved ones in his care. No matter what.
I will not be discouraged. God is doing great things in the midst of this pandemic. People will be stronger disciples. People will come to Jesus.
All because the Lord my God is with me.
After all, what is the worst thing that can happen? I die and go where I have been wanting to go for all my life. Heaven.
So till then, I believe God has things for me – and you – to do. So let’s be strong and courageous. Let’s not be terrified or discouraged.
God commanded it.
Joshua 1:9. I guess that verse at Cousin’s Camp was not just for the kids. It was for me too.
And maybe for you.
– Steve Ridge, Herald of Truth Ministries