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“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” -Deuteronomy 31:6
I think verse can apply to so many things, and it is especially calming for me as a military wife because of all the fears I sometimes hold for my husband. I love reading to be strong and of a good courage, because that is so the opposite of what I want to do. Most of the time I feel like running away and hiding, or not facing my fears, but that is not what God wants us to do here.
The “nor be afraid of them” is also a good part because there are so many things and people that we can fear. For me, I have used the “them” to apply to those I have had to publicly speak in front of, those who can do me or my husband harm, and now that I am going to be giving birth in a few weeks, I have applied to my fear of Doctors. God knows the future, and tells us there is not need to be afraid of anyone, because He is going with us, and will not fail us.
What a wonderful promise to know and to have that God is always with us, He will not fail us, and He will not forsake us! What more could we ask for?