Bible definition of Courage: The Hebrew word meaning, is to show oneself as strong. We do not have to have a grin and bear it attitude. Those that are God’s should fear not! The ideal for the Christian is based on the presence of Christ in our life.
Truly, today we can name many things in our life that can cause us to be fearful instead of being courageous.! Some 114 times the word COURAGE, COURAGOUS, OR COURAGOUSLY is used in the Bible. It is meaningful when the Bible states something one time, but when it says something that many time the Lord is trying to get our attention. Do you think the Lord would have told us to do something and not empower His precious children to do what He said? OF COURSE NOT! The point of the Father sending His only Son to come to earth and die on a cruel cross was not only to get us to heaven when we die, but for us to have His resurrected Life to live in us and though us on this earth.
In the past few days, I have watched the news on TV and seen courage displayed in the face of overwhelming odds. Fighting against fear for my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren in the world’s unstable condition, I once again went to the Bible scriptures for reminders of my Sovereign Father, God. READ aloud just a few of the 114 verses and BE REMINDED!
Deuteronomy 31:6: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, for the Lord your God goes with you, and will never leave you or forsake you.”
1 Corinthians 16:13: “Be on your guard; stand firm in your faith; be courageous; be strong.”
Psalm 31:24: “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”
Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear. For I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us the spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.”