KEY SCRIPTURE: Joshua 1:9 KJV” Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest”
Courage is the ability to hold yourself together to face a dreadful situation. It is also one’s ability to maintain his course of action although a threatening condition opposes him. Courage is inevitable because your ability to keep moving forward gives the spirit of God the right to stay with you, and face that condition through you. God is always at work in and trough His servants, therefore discouragement means blocking the channel through which He is going to work. Courage is simply inevitable for God to achieve His works through His servants.
When the Lord called Joshua to take over from Moses, He kept insisting that he must be courageous and not be afraid (Joshua 1:5–9). The power of the enemy in any form cannot be pitched against God’s power. The only way the enemy defeats the children of God is to cause them to respond to the fearful or dreadful situations. The scriptures refer to an event that the children of Israel became so discouraged that, they spoke of returning to Egypt. Num 14:4 KJV “And they said one to another, let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt”. The Bible said Caleb and Joshua had another spirit. They were not discouraged. All those who behaved as defeated ones never got to the promised land.
Courage is a product of one’s faith in God. It is stronger depending on how much one knows God. In the spell of moments of challenges, courage may rise in you, as a result of turning your attention from the situation to consider what God has said. Please note that, a sense of fear may rise in you in the face of dreadful situations, but do not allow it to dominate you, encourage yourself in the Lord as David did. (1 Samuel 30:6) With courage you will overcome.
I focus on the Lord for my help. He is my strength in times of need. He is forever with me and so I will never be moved by whatever the enemy raises against me. I will not turn away from challenges but will stand to overcome.
Joshua 1:9 KJV” Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest”.
1 Samuel 30:6 KJV “And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God”.