Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Be Strong

The morning sun shines its light and warmth off the leaves of the trees behind my house.  The sun itself is still hidden behind the homes across the street from ours, but I can see it's rising glory reflecting off wind-blown boughs.

The constancy of the dawn is a healing balm to my soul this morning.

And I cling to His promises in a verse I memorized in childhood:

"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 are." Joshua 1:9

He is with me, and so I can be strong and courageous to face each new day, to face whatever new pain may come my way and to embrace whatever new joy He grants to my life.

May He also grant you, dear readers, the strength to face whatever trials you may face today, and may He also grant you the grace to see His joy in the gifts of life around you.

1 comment:

Justine Teresa said...

thanks for the reminder.

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