Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you
Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
God calls us to do the hard stuff because the easy stuff is, well, easy. God calls us to do the hard stuff, but we are never called to do it alone. Not only are we equipped, He promises in His Word never to leave nor forsake us.
|Through God let us do valiantly,|
for through Him we shall do victoriously...
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Deuteronomy explains 31:6 as follows,
Through God let us do valiantly, for through Him we shall do victoriously...
We shall do victoriously. Never was it said that we shall do easily or without struggle. Anybody could do the easy things, because they are easy. We are peculiar people...
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light; (1 Peter 2:9, KJV)
and because we are peculiar, chosen, we do not need to figure any of this out on our own. Chosen, marked, we are never alone. As impossible as it might seem, we are told never to be afraid. Never.
So, as I sit here preaching to myself, saying the words I know to be true despite my fear I am reminded, He never leaves nor forsakes us. Never. Despite feeling a thousand years old and unable to bear even my own weight, I do not give up. I do not give in. We are peculiar. We are chosen. We are never alone. Through my hard stuff, I am again reminded that God is good.
On Wednesdays, I pray and and play with friends here...