A few days ago one of our family members was very sick. In fact, so sick we had to take them to hospital. It turned out they had caught a strong infection and simply needed a good dose of antibiotics to kill it off. Thankfully, they are better now.

After this, I was thinking how susceptible we are to infection and variosu viruses – not just natural ones but also to emotional and spiritual challenges such as doubt, discouragement, fear, apathy and disappointment. None of us are immune! Thankfully, we have access to the person and power of the Holy Spirit who can inject us with a strong dose of confidence, faith and courage for whatever we may be facing. 

This is my prayer for you today: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9)."