“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. ” Joshua 1:9
Standing at the edge of the wings, in the darkness….the bright lights of the stage inviting me, even daring me….I feel the cold air rush onto the stage as the curtain goes up, the hush of the audience as the music begins, and my heart leaps with a perfect combination of excitement and fear. I call on Jesus to help me be confident and free from any negative emotions that creep in. He always meets my need – whether on the edge of the wings about to perform, or at the beginning of my day at home – enabling me to do things I never thought I could do. He is our Source, where our strength comes from. He will carry You through. So when you are afraid or discouraged by the daunting task ahead of You, remember that Jesus will carry you through each and every moment!
Prayer: “The task before me threatens to overwhelm me and even tempts me to give up trying. But you promise to be with me wherever I go. Fill me with your Spirit today and help me be strong and courageous. Do not let me be discouraged. Thank you for loving me so much and carrying me through this day!”