Tuesday, January 8, 2019

C O U R A G E
I Chronicles 28:20

At times it seems like our hard work and commitment will go for nothing.  Sometimes we get tired and discouraged.  The Bible speaks to these questions and fears very directly.

In the Old Testament historical book called First Chronicles at chapter 28 and verse 20 it says, "David the king also said to Solomon his son, 'Be strong and courageous, and do the work.  Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you."  This was a pivotal time in the nation of Israel's history and you are at an equally important time in this team's history. 

It's true that the preseason has held a lot of adversity for you and  could even lead to your being discouraged.  Take heart from King David's words to his son Solomon.  Don't be afraid or discouraged, rather be strong and courageous and do the work.  Focus on the task at hand and all the distractions will fade away.

The thing that makes all this possible for us is the same as what worked in David and Solomon.  It's the strong assurance that the LORD God, my God is with you.  That is strong stuff and the source of great strength.  Let the assurance of God's love and care for you result in strength and courage, both individually and as a unit. 

Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 4:12-17
Psalms 8
Genesis 21-23