I will teach you and great will be your reward. I have chosen you from among the nations. I called you from the midst of the great peoples of the earth. I have set you apart. You are mine. Righteous, ransomed and redeemed. You are holy unto me. Precious in my sight and I love you with an everlasting love. Beloved, be strong. Mighty one, be brave. My child, be courageous. Let justice go before you. Let mercy lead the way. You are my peacemaker in the midst of the trouble, my song in the night. Like one crying in the wilderness, “Prepare the way for the Lord.” Declare boldly my works. Speak passionately of my goodness and mercy. Behold I come, riding on the clouds. My Kingdom is coming. It is here, flowing through you. Have courage. Be bold. In me you live and move. By my strength and with my power and understanding, you are the truest version of you. This is who I created you to be my child. I have made a way before you. I have cleared a path through the wilderness and springs burst forth in the desert. I am with you. Now go.
“This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”Joshua 1:9
Where are you teaching me to be courageous?
You make me brave.
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