“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
― Victor Hugo
Isobel, the main character in my novelette Isobel’s Mission of Courage, takes up her daily tasks with courage, remembering God is awake and by her side.
Her tasks are not easy: breast cancer treatments, helping a homeless woman despite her own helplessness, facing her own limitations and sins.
Courage, we discover, is found at the intersection of faith and grit by seeking the Lord and asking him in faith for more faith. Then, trusting Him and moving forward with grit.
So, finding the intersection of faith and grit, Isobel:
“. . . examined herself from every angle, and what she saw was pathetic. Isobel’s insides shattered. Just like Humpty Dumpty. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men would not be able to put her together again.
“Fortunately, she had a Savior who could—and a husband to help her.”
Here she has faith to examine her motives and actions, and grit to accept what God reveals as she yields to His examination.
Read how Isobel’s mission allows the Savior to put her back together and help a needy person with a secret in Isobel’s Mission of Courage to be released this summer.
What have you had to face lately, finding your intersection of faith and grit, your courage?