Courage and Peace

What is courage? Do you know? Have you had courage at some point in your life? Do you have courage now? Are you experiencing difficulty in finding the courage to continue in these difficult times? Do you know there is a source of courage available to you?

Dictionaries state that courage is a state of mind or spirit. It allows us to face difficult times, danger, or pain. It allows us to face them without fear, facing them with bravery. Courage is what enables us to overcome those bad times in our lives.

Courage will enable us to face and overcome the difficult times we face today. It will allow us to face and overcome the fear many are facing today regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19. Courage is what enables us to face moving away from home. It allows us to move forward with our lives when we’ve lost a job. Courage is a motivator.

We have access to unlimited courage in the person of Jesus Christ. He has already overcome this world. He has overcome all diseases. He has overcome our sin. He has overcome Satan. Jesus has overcome whatever it is we face. We can rely on His courage.

Jesus overcame this world in order to give us peace. When we live in peace and at peace, the troubles of this world have no power over us. Oh, we will still face them, but we face them with the strength, power, and courage of Jesus Christ.

The peace we have will allow us to be calm in the chaos. It will allow us to think through and work through the problem. It will enable us to hear God speaking in that still, small voice, telling us how to overcome. That peace will make us stand out in a crowd—people will ask how we can remain so calm. Our answer—Jesus Christ.

Jesus taught many lessons while He walked this earth. He has continued to teach through the apostles, preachers, pastors, Sunday School teachers, parents, and many more. He has taught us all this so that we may have peace and courage to face the difficulties thrown at us during our lives. It is available to us. We simply need to reach for it, take hold of it, and put it to use.

I pray each of us will reach out to Jesus for courage. I pray we all seek His peace. I pray we all feel the calm come over us as Jesus provides it for us. Seek Jesus. Seek His courage. Seek His peace. Be an overcomer. You can do it.

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for nearly 20 years. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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