“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Virginia has written and spoken about courage before, but these days fear is kicking my butt. Not just fear of freaky viruses, but about The Future and many things.
It’s easy to stumble off the paths of prayer when dark storm clouds crowd the horizon.
There’s something to be said for courageous persistence. Even if we can’t see the way clearly, we keep walking the paths of prayer with courageous persistence.
“The path to prayer… is now a glorious path through the meadows, now a peaceful country road with no obstacles where we can abandon ourselves to quiet thought, now a rough mule-track winding up the mountains, now a way over the bare rocks on the summit. Sometimes it is like a city street full of noise and distractions, at others it follows the water off the streets into the underground drains and so to the river or sea, carrying with it the rubbish and filth of life. But it is always prayer.” Carlo Carretto, from God’s Name is Love
grace, peace & courageous persistence
Virginia : )
p.s. Bountiful blessings to Jewish friends around the world as Passover begins tonight. Peace be with you!!