Friday, July 1, 2011



We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
(2 Corinthians 4:8-9)

When it comes to courage, you cannot chart it. When it displayed, a person is seen as a hero, and when it missing, a person is called a coward.

Courage is what Elijah had when he stormed into the presence of the king and said, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor train in the few next years except at my word”(1 Kings 17:1). Courage is what Daniel had when he threw opened his windows and prayed three times a day, even though the king had passed a law forbidding prayer.
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Men and women today must find courage to speak their convictions, to stand for what is right and to abide by godly principles. Individuals who are courageous often pay a price for their courage. But real courage does not consider the cost; it considers only the rightness of the action that must take.

Where do you get courage? Paul said, “If God is for us, who can be against us?”(Romans 8:31). Like any man who stands courage for a cause, Paul experienced trouble; yet, he still stood boldly for what he believed in. You can too, as you thank GOD and take courage.

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