Day 17 of 365 Days of Bible Verse Artwork. Courage & Strength, Oh My!
Today two different pieces of Bible Verse Artwork.
We have courage
in Adonai's presence, because we are sure that He hears us if we ask Him for anything that is according to His Will.
1 John 5:14
It takes courage to trust Adonai that he will take care of all things and as long as what I ask for aligns with his supreme good for me, then it's a recipe for a peaceful, healing, and fulfilling life.
The wrench is my ability to give it all to Adonai and not taking it back to worry, obsess, and create anxiety, dis- comfort. And to want that which truly doesn't benefit me.
In recovery we have to hand it over to Adonai on a daily basis. For lasting Healthy Recovery.
“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.”
So it looks like this, everyday we get to decide on who is gonna be in charge of our daily thought life, us or Adonai. All free Will decision. We work on having courage to trust and believe Adonai can and will handle it.
In Recovery our tools are many, and this very healing Prayer in Recovery called 3rd Step Prayer is a life changer.
God, I offer myself to Thee – To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of Life.
From the Big Book of AA.
Saying it daily can and will change us in ways we never thought possible....
We learn by
having that faith, that belief that Adonai hears us, sees us, knows us and feels us.
Even when we can't do any of those things toward Adonai.
Like with recovery. We may not feel or see our recovery, but we stick and stay.
For me Courage & Strength go together.
Having Courage, even when your shaking on the inside.
Hebrew for Be Strong and Courageous, is