Call For Courage

Courage is getting up every day and putting every single other person before myself.

Luke 22:39-46

Reference: “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (‭Luke‬ ‭22‬:‭42‬ NIV)

Explore: My friend is a mother of three beautiful girls, two with special needs. She was recently asked by an online women’s organisation to share what courage looks like. This was her response…

Mandy, 38, Melbourne. “Courage for me is living with grief. It’s part of me now. It’s the sheer exhaustion of having to keep going everyday with the physical feeling of living with a broken heart.

Courage is getting up every day and putting every single other person before myself for a decade. It’s standing up for myself and my family by telling the brutal truth in the most respectful way I can, over and over again.

Courage is changing my behaviour when I don’t want to. [It] is deciding to live again and not choose bitterness. Some days I do this better than others.

Courage is sending my children into the operating theater, and smiling and singing to them as they fall asleep, so that they know my heart is joined to theirs and I will put my fear aside just in that moment as our eyes are locked. No one and nothing else matters.”

Application: Courage looks different for every person. And yet it is needed at our most desperate of times.

We often look to Jesus and think He was fearless but, if you’ve ever read the passages before the crucifixion you will know, He desperately prayed for courage. We all need courage to get through the trials of life.

Our God understands about trials and knows how important courage is. Let’s not forget to call to Him in our desperation. He is there to listen.

Prayer: Lord, give us the courage to go on with the troubles that life brings. Amen.

What do you need supernatural courage for?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.