Promise for Today: Courage

“For God hath not give us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

Our convictions will be tested, and our faith will be sifted in times of difficulty. But God wants to help us reach beyond ourselves to a strength that is greater than our own–moving from fear to faith.

Because of God’s promise, we no longer need to be tossed back and forth with indecisiveness and timidity. Because He is always with us, we can choose to act courageously with conviction and faith.

I see this happening with the victims of all the tornadoes and disasters in this past year. So many are moving from confusion to courage as people reach up for heaven’s help and reach out to one another. And we observe it in the courageous lives of those who serve our country so faithfully, as well as those who are being persecuted for their Christian faith.

God can and will do that for us as we look to Him. He is the only One who can fill us with true courage–the ability to determine what is valued.

Courage always begins with the first step.

My Prayer for You

Lord, any time we are afraid, we will trust in You. Fill us with the spirit of love, power, and a sound mind. Give us the courage to move when You say move; wait when You say wait; and faith out every day in the midst of doubt and testing. Above all, help us to give You the glory in everything.

What about you? How has God filled you with courage? Please share with us in the comments below. You will not be hounded, prodded, or automatically added to my mailing list if you do so. Feel free to email this blog to someone or to repost on social media, using  the buttons below. If you want to repost any of my blogs on your own blog or website, please contact me for permission first.

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4 Responses to “Promise for Today: Courage”

  1. jean on June 27th, 2011 10:52 am

    ooh how i need the ability to hear or maybe the ability to listen to God’s voice when i stop long enough to ask for His help.Thanks so much for all your many devotions and your help. God Bless you.

  2. eb on June 29th, 2011 10:33 am

    This is the first time I hear of you, and I can say with great thanksgiving of your words I am in the sea of indecisiveness and I am so hopeful of your words that open the way for me to see who God is and how much of Him I need. humbly hopeful

  3. Rebecca on June 30th, 2011 3:37 pm

    You’re welcome, Jean. We all need to learn to “Be still and know that He is God” often!

  4. Rebecca on June 30th, 2011 3:40 pm

    Thanks for writing, eb. May God give you courage to act and learn with wisdom, confidence, and certainty about who He is and what He wants to do in your life.

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