I will be strong and courageous! I won’t be afraid of full of terror. I won’t panic because You Lord my God will personally go ahead of me! You will not fail! You will never abandon me! Deuteronomy 31:6 (PBP)
I decided to use of one of the verses from my Personalized Bible Paraphrase. I put scripture in the first person so we can really own what it is saying. I did it because I was deeply moved this morning on the way to the church. I was thinking about many things. What am I going to do about the future? What about my boys and their family? Thinking about my wife’s health. And then I turned a corner. On my right was a high school athletic field. Above the bleachers was the announcers stand. On the top of the structure was a sign. It said, “Expect A Victory!” It took me a few seconds but then I got it. What have I been expecting? Suddenly I felt a switch turn on. I straightened my back and raised my head and started to thank God. I praised Him and let Him know that I expected victory. I expected His favor and love. I expected that I will accomplish all that He wants me to do. I expect victory. So today I choose to be strong and courageous. I won’t be afraid of full of terror. I won’t panic. Why? Because the Lord my God will personally go ahead of me! He will not fail! He will never abandon me! Today, I invite you to expect victory too.
Dear Father, today I expect victory because You are with me, You love never fails, You go ahead of me and will never abandon me.