By: William Henry

Be strong! Be of good courage!

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

The Lord goes before you, He stands behind you. He knew this day would come before the world was created.

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
Ephesians 1:4

He has plans for you and the people around you. He loves you and wants the best for you.

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
John 15:12

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:21

His purpose is greater than the world.

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9

Do not get caught up in the flesh. Do not fall into the worldly desires of men!

For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
Galatians 5:17

Instead, be who god created you to be. Be set apart as God designed you.

But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.
Psalm 4:3

Let your light shine! Give glory to God! Be thankful and kind! Be loving and merciful in the face of adversity. It is He who created you! His ways are higher than yours and He knows YOU!

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:16