God the Giver of Courage

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”

Psalm 27:14

In God we have a constant source of courage. Isaiah 43:2-3 says, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Your heavenly Father is always with you. He will never leave nor forsake you. And in every situation, trial, and problem, he has a perfect plan to guide you into a lifestyle of strength, courage, and peace.

1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” God’s love has the power to drive out every source of insecurity and fear that plagues you. His loving presence fills every crevasse of our hearts, satiating and healing all our longings and wounds. His Spirit speaks truth where lies and wrong perspectives have led us away from life as sons and daughters of the King. And his word remains a constant reminder of the power and freedom available to those who trust in their God over their own feelings of weakness and insecurity.

Romans 8:15 says, “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’” The death of Christ brought you a new Spirit. And it’s in that Spirit that we are now filled with new identity, new purpose, and new perspective. When you find yourself in a situation that would normally fill you with fear, call upon the power of the Spirit and ask him to fill you with fresh vision, strength, and courage. Renew your mind to the truth that you are no longer a citizen of this world and are not subject to the emotions, fears, doubts, and insecurities that come with it. You are now a child of the omnipotent, omnipresent, and fully loving Creator of all.

David wrote in Psalm 34:4“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.”May you seek the face of your heavenly Father today, press into the heart of God for all the healing and deliverance he longs to give you, and find yourself freed from the fears and insecurities that have held you back for far too long.

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