Take Courage

in , by Rhonda, February 08, 2022


I am working my way through the "Take Courage" study by Jennifer Rothschild.  I am really enjoying my time through it, and I am learning a lot about Haggai. 

One of the exercises in the study is to look up the times in the Bible that God says He is with us.  When we look up those scriptures, we're supposed to note any other promises He gives at the same time.  

Here's what I wrote down after researching a handful of verses:

God says do not be afraid, for I am with you.  I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.  I will exalt you in the eyes of all of Israel.  I will strengthen you and help you.  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  I will rescue you.  I surely am with you always, to the very end of the age.

One of the things that I am learning through this study is that God loves me more than past mistakes.  He loves me more than the marriage that didn't last.  He loves me so much that he desires to protect me, exalt me, and strengthen me.  

Isn't it funny how things work out?  I decided to sign Leeza and I up for this study because Jennifer Rothschild is visually impaired.  I thought perhaps Leeza would get a lot out of this study since she's also legally blind and the disability has been such a struggle in her life.  I imagined our first Bible study together as Mom and daughter.  I would enjoy going through the study with her, leading her to understand and accept her disability better.

Fast forward a few weeks later, and I'm the one torn up in the group because I'm learning about healing after a divorce.  God has a good sense of humor, doesn't he?  

Regardless of my motives, I'm glad the Lord led me to this study.  I'm learning so much!

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