With God on My Side I Can Be Brave

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Editor’s Note: Calling all Jedis! In May the Faith Be With You, a 180-day devotional for the sci-fi, Star Wars, Trekkie, Comic Con fan, you’ll learn the highest, truest, and most rewarding way to a life of wisdom, adventure, and courage, apprenticing with the Ultimate Master Himself — Jesus Christ. We often hear at FaithGateway, “Can you recommend a devotional for my preteen or teenage son?” If he’s a Star Wars fan, this is the one! Enjoy today’s exclusive excerpt from this devotional. 

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When Israel’s army saw Goliath, all of them ran away from him. That’s because they were so afraid. — 1 Samuel 17:24

Master Moment

We don’t have to be afraid just because everyone else is afraid.

Ways of Wisdom

The Israelite army was scared of Goliath. Not one man was brave enough to face the giant. Then David came into the camp. He was not afraid! Think about what might have happened if David had been afraid too! No one would have faced Goliath!

Use the Force

Dear Lord, I am a child like David, but I know that anyone can be brave with You on their side. I praise You that I can be brave even if others are not!

Excerpted with permission from May the Faith Be with You: 180 Devotions That Are Out of This World, copyright Zonderkidz.

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Your Turn

Join the conversation on our blog about bravery in the face of fear because God is on our side! Has there been a time where you’ve faced an enemy, or a challenge that seemed impossible to conquer, but God gave you the strength to overcome your fear? Share your stories today on our blog. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

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