What does Courage mean?
Courage is the ability to act despite fear, fear and intimidation. It should be noted that Courage does not mean the absence of fear, but action in spite of it. The opposite of Courage is usually seen as cowardice.
What does the bible say about Courage?
The greatest Courage is revealed when our faith is in God and we feel His presence. Because even if an army rises against us, we know that our God is stronger and will give us the victory!
How can we overcome fear and have Courage? Can I find the source of encouragement in the Bible?
Have you ever been afraid? This is a feeling of self-protection that can arise in the face of an imminent threat, whether real or imagined. The Bible describes that after disobeying God and committing sin, man was afraid and hid from God: "I heard the sound of thee in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." (Genesis 3:10). Although fear is a reality in this fallen world, God is the source of love, hope, forgiveness and salvation. He encourages us in every situation in our life. He says: "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 victorious right hand" (Isaiah 41:10).
When Moses led the people of Israel to take possession of the land of Canaan, there was a great challenge, since the land was already inhabited and the Israelites were not prepared militarily. But God encouraged the leadership and all the people by saying: And the LORD commissioned Joshua the son of Nun and said, "Be strong and of good courage; for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore to give them: I will be with you." (Deuteronomy 31:23).
Therefore, our courage must be based on the power of God. When Paul faced the judgment of the Sanhedrin, already as a prisoner, God encouraged him. The Acts account describes this episode:
The following night the Lord stood by him and said, "Take courage, for as you have testified about me at Jerusalem, so you must bear witness also at Rome." (Acts 23:11).
Just as the Lord took Paul's side to encourage and encourage him, He also promises to be with us in every and every situation (Psalm 23:4; Matthew 28:20). Trust God, be strong and courageous, for He has a beautiful plan for you!
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The text Courage in the Bible
Deuteronomy 31:6, 8
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you."
It is the LORD who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you or forsake you; do not fear or be dismayed."
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
1 Chronicles 28:20
Then David said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it. Fear not, be not dismayed; for the LORD God, even my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yea, wait for the LORD!
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!
Isaiah 41:10, 13
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 victorious right hand.
For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I will help you."
Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.
Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be put to shame; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, "Abba! Father!"
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus.
I can do all things in him who strengthens me.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love.