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Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives

 

 

 

God is giving me


Courage




Welcoming any suffering that comes from doing what is right, because it will produce a greater power of love.


[French, from cur, L. cor, the heart]
Bravery; intrepidity; that quality of mind which enables men to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear or depression of spirits; valor; boldness; resolution. It is a constituent part of fortitude; but fortitude implies patience to bear continued suffering.
Courage that grows from constitution, often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty, acts in a uniform manner.

Addison

Be strong, and of good courage.

Deut. xxxi

Webster's, 1st ed., 1828


Unbelievers lack courage. They know God exists and they know they are not on good terms with Him. They sink into powerlessness and depression, or they foam with unpredictable rage.

I have submitted my life to God. I go where He tells me to go, knowing that He will sustain me and give me success even against terrifying opposition.

My commitment to obey the God of the universe gives me courage.

Joshua 2:10-11 "For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. {11} And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.

I face all my problems with great courage, and thus solve them more easily.

Things which once alarmed me or frightened me now generate a sense of anticipation, as opportunities for the LORD to manifest His Strength.

In the face of the uncertain I am made calm by reflecting on God's grace and comprehensive predestination.

I am becoming more and more resolute.

My friends know me to be steadfast.

I am not afraid to be courageous in a culture that resents confident obedience; I am grateful that God gives me courage to be a light to those who are fearful, over-dependent, and easily led astray.

People around me can depend on me to be unalarmed.

The Spirit empowers me to be more than a conqueror

My friends and family thinks of me as

  • bold
  • firm
  • intrepid
  • plucky
  • resolute
  • spunky
  • staunch
  • steadfast
  • unalarmed
  • unconquerable
  • undaunted
  • unflinching
  • unshrinking

Cowardice Courage
There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.
Numbers 13:33

God is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
Isaiah 40:22


And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29

O how love I Thy Law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through Thy Commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for Thy Testimonies are my meditation.
-- Psalm 119:97


This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??


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