Courage involves accepting God’s plan for our lives whatever blessings and trials that includes.
From a recently recorded interview with my daughter, Melanie said:
“We can be courageous because we know that it’s about more than just our personal struggles. God is going to work out wonderful things right through our difficult times. God gives peace when we know that it’s His plan and that His ways are so much greater than ours.” – Melanie Bernhart, metastatic breast cancer “thriver.”
In addition to peace, other blessings of faith include hope, joy, and confidence. The Bible says we will be unshakeable.
With that unshakeable faith, we can abide in God and persevere through the struggles with grit.
And what is grit? It is pursuing righteousness, faith, love, peace, and stepping out to fight the good fight of the faith, taking hold of the eternal life to which, we were called.
In other words, we can have a confident courage to fulfill God’s plans for us if we live by faith in the Son of God, who loves us and gave himself for us.
We can stand firm and remain grounded and steadfast in the faith, like Abraham who did not waver because he was fully convinced that what God had promised, he was also able to do.
How do you see pursuing fruits of the Spirit as helping us fight the good fight? Take hold of eternal life? To see our struggles as part of God’s plan?
Olivia’s story of her struggles with faith and courage is in my new release, Faces of Courage.
I’d love to hear your story.
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