This is My command: be strong and courageous. Never be afraid or discouraged because I am your God, the Eternal One, and I will remain with you wherever you go.
be not afraid
while destruction rains on all
an impossible task
Note: I think this is one of those times where we need to not be literalists. When fear and discouragement grip our hearts, it is not a failing. It is human. God does not expect us to be anything but human. God does expect that we grow in our trust of God. That means holding courage and fear hand-in-hand and living into the command to love one another.
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