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Living a courageous life
April 17 - April 22, 2022 | Always Peachy Devotionals
Christ is risen!
Happy Easter, wonderful friends. I hope you are celebrating Jesus’ resurrection with family and friends on this glorious morning. How blessed are we that we know a Living Savior, who conquered death and the grave and made a way for us to do the same?
Because He lives, we have hope for today and tomorrow and the rest of our lives into eternity. I can’t wait until He comes back so that I can thank Him face to face.
So how are we feeling about courage? This week has been a challenge for me, let me tell you. I get really wrapped up in my problems and my struggles at times, and I forget that God has given me the power to be brave. It takes His Word and the gracious, loving friends He has given me to remind me of that truth.
Courage isn’t easy, and trying to live courageously is even harder. But Jesus faced hatred and fear and death, and because He’s alive today, I can too.
Jesus loves me, so I can be brave. That’s what we’re talking about this week: Living a courageous life. Here’s how this week is going to go:
April 18 - Courage isn’t always fun
April 19 - Courage isn’t the easy road
April 20 - Courage makes you a target
April 21 - Courage doesn’t always win
April 22 - Courage can be lonely
I’m excited to share what the Lord has taught me about living a courageous life, and I hope and pray it’s a blessing to you.
Because courage and fear are so deeply connected to each other, I thought a verse about being afraid might be a good option. Our verse for this week is 1 John 4:18.
Courage does come from standing against what you fear, but if your fear persists—if it continues to strangle you—there may be a deeper problem. If your life is controlled by your fear, then maybe that’s how you see God. If you’re afraid of God (not the reverent fear Scriptures speak of, but actual terror), then it’s likely you haven’t experienced His love.
You can’t accept God’s love and live in terror of Him. That’s not how it works. Seek Him. Pray about it. Read the Word. He’ll show you what you need to do.
May the Lord be present and real and un-ignorable in your life this week, my friends. Blessings!
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