Saturday: Quiet Courage
Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” Numbers13:30
O God, Caleb gets it. He knew that the challenge of taking the land of Israel from people that seemed like giants was a tall task. He knew that if victory was going to come from the might of their own hands that it wasn’t possible; from a human perspective the other spies were right. But Caleb here remembered what God had promised. God had promised to give them the land and to give them the victory against the giants in the land. He remembered God’s power and promises and so he was quietly confident and reminded the people to be quietly confident before the Lord as well. Lord God, there are many things in my life that scare and concern me. There are situations that require courage and boldness. Help me to remember, dear Lord, your promises to me. Help me to remember your promise to do only good, eternal good for me. Help me remember your promise that you are for me and not against me. Help me to remember that you are my Father, my dear Father who loves me in a way that no one else can or does. Quiet my fears and give me courage and boldness in the face of troubles and danger. Amen.
Refuel Faith: Psalm 120-121
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