Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
~Deuteronomy 31:6, ESV ~
This life is a miracle and an amazing gift for us. Included is the spiritual awakening promised by our recovery program. Yet, there are those days when we do not feel powerful and alive. Instead, we feel weak, insecure, inadequate, and unprepared toward our tasks. We are perplexed and stymied. One day, we are filled with exuberant joy where we feel alive. The next, we feel subdued and burdened by life’s demands.
Through the power of the Spirit of God, we are able to seek new perspectives. Are we attempting to maintain control over something or someone? Are we behaving in a manner where we still have expectations of how the world ought to conform to our desires? Rather than accepting and embracing what life truly is?
We are called to be strong and courageous in all things. We are no longer to walk in fear and dread. Because, when we committed our lives and will over to God’s sovereign care, He has promised to faithfully guide us. He goes with us every day. God, our Father, is not willing to leave or forsake us.
Today, may you find the pleasure and exuberance that comes with being alive. Recognizing the simple power to be a person who knows God is there.