Thought for the day # 217






Deuteronomy 31:6     (New American Standard Bible)


6“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”


Most everyone has enemies.  Whether young or old, we’re confronted with those who would intimidate us and do us harm. 


As Christians, we must remember that we are in spiritual warfare. Our ungodly enemy would love to destroy us.  He often uses people to do his dirty work.  Those who love the ways of darkness and evil are constantly seeking to inflict us with pain and defeat.


It is against our nature, as Christians, to think of such things. Nevertheless, the reality exists. Our opposition may seem very insignificant at times. It is often disguised in insincere friendship or acts of apparent kindness. Many have been deeply wounded by those who exercise such despicable characteristics.


Then, there are those who are openly adversarial. They rant and rave. Their actions are designed to intimidate or destroy. They love to impose fear upon those who would dare take a position of righteousness. They hate the light of God’s Holy Spirit. They love the ways of evil. Lying deception coupled with intimidation is their greatest tool.  Their pathway is filled with destruction.


We must be strong and courageous. We have no reason to fear for tremble. Surely our Lord God is always with us. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He will deliver us from those who would oppress and destroy, just as surely as he delivered the children of Israel from their bondage in Egypt.


Let us remember that God is constantly with us. Our Lord and Savior has conquered the enemy through his death and resurrection. He sent his Holy Spirit to lead and protect us. We are never alone. He is always with us. He never fails to protect his own. His strength and ability is imparted to his people.


Faith and courage belong to us.  The enemy cannot overcome us. We are held in the hollow of God’s hand. Nothing can tear us away from Him. We can face every threat with bold confidence. Our Heavenly Father always delivers his own. Praise his name.




Dear Lord, it is so wonderful to feel your presence and protection every day. I sometimes lean upon my understanding and try to walk in my own ability.  Fear and timidity overtakes me. I want to be courageous and fearless. Help me to remember that you’re always with me. I pray in Jesus name. Amen