A Daily Devotion for Friday, March 3
When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.
I found and memorized this verse many years ago, and I have considered it my life verse ever since. I am not sure what translation I had been using at the time, but I remember, "When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted." I have to admit, the first half of the verse has given me the most comfort. But I know that God has responded to me for a reason, and because of God's love for me I can move forward boldly. He hears my prayers. He hears me when I call out to him with fear or anxiety or sadness. He gives me the peace to move forward, with boldness.
God above, I thank you for your presence in my life, every day, and every moment of every day. You have given me courage so many times, I know to come to you when I lack it. You will answer me. Help me to be bold and stouthearted. Amen