In preparing for Sundays message about the theme of Courage I had this thought: “We are at our most courageous when the risk is at its greatest. The level of risk involved increases the level of courage required.”
Not sure if I completely nailed it but here’s what I meant by this statement.
It’s a lot easier to be courageous when everything is fine, when there’s no threat of harm or loss. But once that threat becomes real, like running into a burning house to save a person, then we see how courageous we really are.
In our lives it won’t always be a time of dancing in the daffodils (it won’t always be bad either) but when times are difficult and the threat is real, remember that there is great courage in you. The Holy Spirit fills you with supernatural strength to face the most unbearable situations and overcome them as he did with Peter who in spite of his obvious fear of man, stood up in front of thousands and spoke about Christ.
The Bible is full of reminders of the courage we possess. Romans 8:37 says “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Joshua 1:9…”Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
As the challenges arise know that you have what you need in you to go through it. Let’s be honest if you’re still standing after all the challenges you’ve had to do with Earthquakes, repair work, health, relationships, financial issues and strains then you are definitely in the category of the courageous.
Keep holding on to that truth this week. We are praying for you.
Blessings Nu and Taua.