I'm working on memorizing the scripture I mentioned in my last blog entry. Today I have needed to know that God is my personal bravery. I've been dealing with an old, old issue -- one that keeps coming back. You know the kind. Maybe yours is a health issue that will not be resolved, an aging parent requiring more and more care each year, a prodigal child who keeps repeating the same mistake . . .
It's so easy to become tired and discouraged. That's why I love this verse so much. Hab 3:19 begins "The Lord God is my strength, my personal bravery and my invincible army . . . I don't have to try hard to be brave; I can rely on my God to supply every bit of courage and bravery required. I'm so thankful.