Having Courage

Serving the Lord consists of having the courage to trust and serve Him!


Do you have the courage to trust, serve, and live for the Lord?  Consider the prayer from King Asa to the Lord found in 2 Chronicles 14:11.  “And Asa cried out to the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O LORD our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude.  O LORD, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!”


Asa and the kingdom of Judah were facing the Ethiopian army that outnumbered them two to one.  Asa though, was a king that trusted the Lord and served Him.  In his prayer we understand that Asa knew that God would be able to handle this big problem without much effort on His part because He is God.  The God who created all of creation certainly can help Judah defeat their enemies no matter how big or small they are.


I wonder how many times we forget to ask for God to help in the small things or how many times we think that a situation is too big for God to conquer.  If we really believe in the Lord and the power of His might, we will involve Him in all things.  The problem is really not about our belief in the power of God, but in the actual act of serving Him.


Many Christians become rigid in their years of service to the Lord.  Sometimes the weariness of serving tires us or we lose courage in our faith and cower to the pressures put upon us by our enemy Satan.  Other times we are mad at the Lord because He did not do what we thought He should have done in certain situations in our lives.  Whatever the excuse is, we must gain our courage back and start trusting, serving, and living for the Lord again.  For some, that might be hard to do, but God can and will give us the courage we need to live for Him if we only ask Him. 


Make the commitment today to start trusting, serving, and living for the Lord again. 


I close with these words found in 2 Chronicles 15:7.  “But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for you work shall be rewarded.”

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