Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday-Courage

Courage in your moment of grief. Courage in your moment of pain. Courage in your moment of sickness. Courage in your moment of stress. Courage in your moment of despair. Courage.

Today I praise God as I visit Laurie's site for the weekly Thankful Thursday meme because the theme is what I exactly need right now. I am reminded of Joshua when they are about to cross the Jordan river, God told them so many times to be courageous.

Joshua 1:9 (New International Version)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

I know that is what God has been telling me. We need to be courageous as we face difficulties in life and I thank HIM for reminding me this today.

Hubby's family had a meeting last week because their youngest sister which is only 16 is pregnant. We were all shocked, disappointed, hurt and somewhat confuse on what to do to her. We pray she'll find courage to stand up again too. This will have a big impact in our married life because she lives with us.

Thank God for the humble and gentle heart of my husband. I know he is also hurt but he deals with this problem with gentleness.

I still and will always believe that GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.

For more thankful and encouraging post, visit Laurie of Woman taking a stand.


Denise said...

Bless your courageous hearts sweetie.

Pia said...

that's a difficult situation your family is facing now. praise God for courage and strength. He will see you through.

Serendipity said...

Have courage! God will see you through it. Will be praying for you and husband's family to have courage, strength and wisdom to see through this. God bless!

Angela said...

still and will always believe that GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.

amen amen amen

LAURIE said...

Rejoicing with you that Gods courage and strength is sustaining you. Great TT post! -Laurie

Mikes said...

My younger sister also got pregnant when she was still studying. I sure can understand what you and your husband are going through right now. But Praise the Lord because he sustained me and I believe he will sustain you as well!

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Laurie Ann said...

Wasn't this theme on courage timely? It was for me, too. Praying for your family...Happy Thankful Thursday!

Jerralea said...

God bless you and may this time of hurt grow into understanding and forgiveness. God often uses babies to bring good into a situation!

Grammy said...

Once the child is born it will be a blessing to all. As thing will work out. My oldest grandson was with us for 5 years I felt like the mom at that time. But now He is so special. He felt the loss of not living with us but he grew to be an awesome independent kid. He looks forward to coming over to spend time with us. I know it is hard at the time. But you will see in this is a blessing in disguise.

BoufMom9 said...

Praying that you will find peac & comfort in this time of trouble.

Rita T. said...

When all is said and done you'll look back and say, "Wow. God really IS good!" Praying for you today.