Living on Joshua 1:9

These whirlwind weeks have been the anthem of my life lately. Things to do, classes to teach, piano lessons to give, places to be, decisions to make. It amazes me how that in my own life if things ever come crashing down, they do so all at the same time. If life ever feels like its falling apart, (it probably is) its most likely due in part to the fact that the evil one has found a way inside and has tried to disrupt God’s good plans for my life. I know he won’t win. He’s relentless, but so am I.

This week, in the midst of a broken heart, tough relationships, confusion, and uncertainty, I’m holding tight to what Joshua 1:9 says,” Be strong and courageous; Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

I might not understand why people say things to hurt others, or choose to exclude. I might not have all the answers concerning my future or the path that the Lord wants me to take. I might not be like everyone else in the room who have life all together and are dancing on the mountaintop. But, I know who gives me strength and courage to make it. I know who destroys fear and clears the way. I know who holds my life in His hands.

Life wouldn’t be a journey if we didn’t have to struggle. We wouldn’t need God if we never faced hard times, hurt feelings, broken hearts. We need Jesus. I’m so thankful that I was reminded of Joshua 1:9 today. There hasn’t been a day this week that I haven’t gone home saying, “I need you, Jesus.” I don’t have to relive the details of the day- He already knows. I don’t have to tell Him how I feel- He already knows. I don’t have to worry about what will happen next- He already knows.

I’m thankful for the hope of a new day. I’m blessed to live such a full life. I know that because I’m called by God, I will face days that I’d rather never see. However, its through these dark days that the light of Jesus shines ever so brightly.


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