“Jesus walks with us through our heartaches and equips us with the courage to keep moving forward, one step at a time… Our hope is in Jesus — hope that doesn’t deny the reality of our pain, but gives us life beyond our pain. He also gives us courage — courage that doesn’t eradicate fear, but gives us the ability to move forward in spite of it. Our God sees. He knows. He cares. He is faithful.” – Christine Caine Evangelist, Author and Speaker

When you think of the word courage, you may envision a warrior on a battlefield or a soldier fighting bravely. When God called us to be courageous, it was because He knew the battles that we would face. Every day is a spiritual war that we must “take courage” to face—but we know we won’t face it alone.

Having courage when everything crumbles around you is a war in and of itself. But we have the benefit of knowing that God will make a way for us. He prepares us for what He calls us to. Every step we take along the way is proof of His power within us that gives us strength to carry on when obstacles and trials come our way.

And the best news of all: on the other side of our courage, there is victory!

We can have courage knowing there is victory on the horizon because of the completed work of Jesus on the cross. Through His resurrection, Jesus defeated sin and the grave, thus paving the way for all of His followers.

“But Jesus spoke to them at once. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ He said. ‘Take courage. I am here!’” – Matthew 14:27