August 3, 2020

You Are Tough

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 There are many virtues we list when talking about our walk as Christians — patience, love, kindness, and peacemaking are just a few — but we’re not likely to list grit as a hallmark of God’s character. Nevertheless, as much as the image of being a warrior for the Lord can seem to contradict our understanding of His nature, the truth is that being tough is absolutely vital to our lives as believers. While we tend to think of ruggedness and resilience in terms of physical strength or stamina, in reality, they are an outgrowth of the state of our heart, and they have much more to do with our inner life than with our outer. Though it

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