Courage is needed in all parts of life. Whether it be in relationships, personal endeavours, or major events in our lives, courage is what we need to do what needs to get done. If we are not challenged to use our courage from time to time then there’s a pretty good chance that we’re not fulfilling God’s plan for our lives. Hear some ways to get inspired to use that courage you’ve been given and how to teach the character of courage to your children.
- Definition of courage: the ability to do something that frightens one; strength in the face of pain or grief
- Where do we get courage? Scripture, prayer, worship
- How do we teach courage to our kids? Teaching the scriptures, tell them the stories in the Bible that show how people lean on God for strength. (ex. David and Goliath – 1 Samuel 17)
Scriptures Referred To
- Romans 8:28 – And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
- 1 John 2:28 – And now, dear children, remain in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame.
- Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
- Deuteronomy 31:6 – So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.
- Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
- Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 – Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.