Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
"I have come to abhor this life of mine." (Genesis 27:46)
We need God-given courage and strength to cope with depressing problems. When Esau took two Hittite women as wives, “they were a source of bitterness of spirit to [his parents] Isaac and Rebekah.” (Genesis 26:34, 35) Isaac took matters in hand and sent Jacob away to find a wife among the worshippers of Jehovah. God gave Isaac and Rebekah the wisdom, courage, and strength to remain faithful to Him. If we pray for needed help, Jehovah will do the same for us. (Psalm 118:5) Centuries later, a little Israelite girl in servitude to the Syrian army commander Naaman courageously told his wife: ‘If my master would go to Israel, Jehovah’s prophet would cure him of his leprosy.’ Naaman did go to Israel, and he was miraculously healed. (2 Kings 5:1-3) What a fine example that girl is for youngsters who rely on Jehovah for the courage to witness to teachers, schoolmates, and others!
(Watchtower issue: 02/15/08, 2:13, 14)