When I think of courage, the word confidence comes to mind. These words coincide with one another.
This definition of courage says it all, “Strength in the face of pain or grief”. One thinks of a woman in childbirth that is in tremendous pain,but has the courage to keep passing through the birthing process. A woman may face the death of her husband and be greatly grieved, but know she must have courage to keep going to care for her children.
The word “Courageous” is used six times in the KJV Bible.
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage. Be not afraid,neither be dismayed,for the Lord they God is with us wherever I go”
Joshua knew that if the Lord was with him he would be strong and courageous. He had to have confidence in his words and trust him.
David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and courageous and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished”
Pretty similar encouragements were given. The men needed to be encouraged to be courageous to go places they haven’t gone before. Many of us will go places that we haven’t gone before and it takes courage to take that next step.
Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust in him and he shall bring it to pass.
Having God confidence equals confidence is within him and you are placing your trust and courage in him. To arise in the absolute assurance in knowing God has your back!
I am confident of this. He who began a good work in me will bring it to completion.
One particular person in history was Rosa Parks who had the confidence in God to stand up for what she believed in. She knew she was created for such a time as this to believe she was worthy no matter what her skin color dictated. She had courage!
Standing up for righteousness in today’s society may be difficult.
You may be persecuted for believing in truth. For believing in the Word of God! BUT Blessed are those that are persecuted for righteousness sake, for they will see the kingdom of God.
So stand up, believe and be strong and courageous and speak what God says in his word! For greater is he that is in you,than he that is in the world!
Prayer: Father God
I admit I am weak and you are strong! I need your courage each day to face the challenges and the things I need to do! Give me the strength to rise up and place my trust and confidence in you alone to help me. I am an overcomer as I walk in the light and not the dark. I am your son/daughter and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Holy Spirit instruct me and guide me each moment of the day. In Jesus name Amen!