Weakness is no excuse

Re: Verse reading – Jeremiah 1  (day seven)
I feel insecure, sometimes.  Inadequate for the challenges facing my family, church and soul.  Anyone with me?  I am tempted in these moments to live in denial.  If I ignore these threats, they will go away, right?  My plan is to not have one! Self-awareness of weakness  is permitted, I think, until it sends the believer into retreat or paralysis.  I am impressed with God’s warning to Jeremiah.  “Do NOT be dismayed before them.” (v 17)  Reminds me of similar words given to Joshua.  “Have I not COMMANDED you? Be strong and courageous!  Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  (Joshua 1:9)  The days ahead will challenge all of us.  Jesus warned us to be ready.  We ARE weak.  Truly.  This fact, however, does not exempt us from duty.  Courage is required.  He has commanded us to trust Him and be strong.  Weakness is no excuse.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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