Twenty-Eight {31 Days of Wisdom}

Courage is hard to come by on our own.  There is a certain amount of it we could probably muster up when we need it but then there is a different kind of courage, a strength that comes when you least expect it.  Those times when you look back and marvel at how it appeared and what you did because of it.

It wasn’t just the Wizard of Oz or Narnia that drew our attention to the lion as a picture of courage.  God started that imagery and in the proverbs he says,

“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” {Proverbs 28:1}

2 Corinthians 5:21 tells us “God made him who had no sin to be sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”  There is this righteousness that can only be attained by the blood of Jesus all over us.  This proverb makes it plain that when you have this {and I pray you do}, you have a boldness, courage that is stored up within you and is accessible when you need it most.  Better yet…more of it is available to you as you pursue Jesus and keep you eyes high up on Him and not so much on what’s in front of you.

Without it, we are running around like someone is chasing us when really they aren’t… we can get caught up in our vain imaginations and without the perspective of God, those imaginations can lead to our demise.  We keep on running…away, around, to and fro without direction, without purpose and without hope.

Jesus steadies us in the race. He gives us our lane and shows us the finish line.  He gives us endurance, He fills our bodies with electrolytes, he hydrates us with living water and He is our food.  He carries us when we feel like we are limping along and He lights the way when it seems dark.

The righteous can run with confidence when they are one with Christ. So move…go…. with confidence for He is with you.