Courageous Faith – Beloved Women – November 2, 2023
READ: “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” (Psalms 27:14 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: There are a lot of things in this world we have to wait for. Time passes and we wait. Sometimes we feel like the time we are waiting is wasted time. But in God, nothing is wasted. As you read this today, realize that God wants you to wait for Him. Sometimes, we get ahead of God. We get out in our own plan.
This scripture above states that we are to wait for the Lord. It also tells us how we wait. Why? Because waiting is hard. Sometimes in our waiting, we get impatient and frustrated and lose courage.
If you are waiting for something, here are two things you can do while you wait. One, be strong. Don’t give up. Don’t weaken your belief that that thing will come. Be strong. Hold on. Don’t let the dream go. Two, make sure your heart stays out of fear. Be courageous. A lot of things will come to make you afraid. Don’t let them in your heart. Fear will come. But that is not the problem. Do not fear what comes in your heart. Stay courageous at all times.
God is faithful. If He said it, He will do it. You just need to wait.
PRAY: Lord, help me to wait for your promise. Help me to not faint, not to give up, and to be courageous no matter what I see or don’t see. I will trust You Lord for the promise. I will stand and see your faithfulness. In Jesus Christ name, Amen.
REFLECT: In what ways can you not let your heart fear today as you wait for that promise from God?
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