Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

Sometimes when we can’t be courageous out of faith, we can still be courageous out of obedience.  The next time you face fear and the urge to back away from what is right, speak to it as you would a tempter and say, “My Lord has commanded me to be strong and of good courage.  Buzz off in the name of Jesus Christ.  I have things I need to get done.”  God will be with you.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a Catholic author, blogger, and speaker.

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