Devotional For August 21, 2023

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭16‬:‭13‬

The Christian life requires vigilance. Just as a watchman would guard over a city, we are called to be alert and attentive to the spiritual battles around us. Watch against the snares of the devil, the distractions that can lead us astray, and the doubts that can weaken our faith.

Faith is what anchors us in the storms of life. Faith is not just believing in God, but clinging to His promises, regardless of our circumstances. When trials come, stand firm in the faith you profess. Don’t be easily swayed by doubt and fear.

Fear is a common human emotion, but as believers, we have access to a courage that the Lord will see us through our circumstances. This courage is found in the assurance of God’s presence and power. Be bold in your faith, knowing that God goes before you and empowers you to face challenges with confidence.

Strength isn’t solely a physical attribute—it’s a spiritual quality that comes from relying on God’s strength. Our human weaknesses become opportunities for God’s strength to shine through. Depend on Him, and His power will sustain you even in moments of weakness.

Are there areas where you need to be more vigilant, more steadfast, braver, or stronger? Consider what may be testing your faith. Allow today’s verse to encourage you to stand strong in the face of adversity.


Lord, thank you for the wisdom found in Your Word. Help me to watch, to stand firm in my faith, to be brave, and to draw strength from You. May I never forget that I can face any challenge with Your presence and power by my side. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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