“So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Hebrews 13: 6 New Living Translation)
Oftentimes, being strong and courageous is associated with troubling times, and how to stand up to the devil’s temptations. As true as this is, it is important to remember that our everyday life can be a struggle and we need to exercise our ability to be strong and courageous with everyday life and not just on special occasions. I love this verse because it shows that while the people of the world can be hurtful, bothersome, or just plain awful our God is so much bigger than, as Paul states, “mere people”. Being strong and courageous should not come through our own human abilities, but through the love and confidence we are given from God.
Being strong can be quite the feat. Think about a battle or war. It takes thousands of people to be considered strong, any less than that and you’re basically guaranteed to lose. Every day is a battle, so why try and fight alone? You need God to help you through hard times. Being strong and courageous depends on our trusting God, and knowing that he is our helper.
Sophomore Taylor Mitchell
- SCS Class of 2021 Graduates – During this season of new beginnings, we ask that God would make their way clear. Ask God to keep their footsteps firm and remind them that He is with them, always.
- Give thanks that nothing can separate you from the love of Jesus (Romans 8:35).
- Deuteronomy 31:6: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”