Do you wonder how can we become people of faith and courage?
Our days are filled with stressful situations that send us reeling in fear and anxiety. We often feel paralyzed by our fears and doubts, and we are tempted to retreat.
During these pivotal times moments, we must remember that we can choose faith over fear.
Sometimes, all we need to have a breakthrough and victory as a community is a leader whose example motivates and inspires us. It is amazing what influence the courage of one person can have.
Johnathan was just the type of courageous leader his people needed. His faithfulness paved the way to a great victory for the Israelites.
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A Biblical Example of Faith and Courage
Israel and the Philistines were in a constant war conflict during the reign of King Saul. In many aspects, Israel was weaker.
For example, we learn in 1 Samuel chapter 13 that Israel didn’t have weapons because the Philistines had banned the blacksmiths from the land of Israel.
“So on the day of battle not a sword or spear could be found in the hand of any of the troops who were with Saul and Jonathan; only Saul and his son Jonathan had weapons” (1 Samuel 13:22).
Nevertheless, God gave Jonathan the idea, desire, faith, and courage to go to the Philistine outpost and attack it.
Jonathan said to the attendant who carried his weapons, “Come on, let’s cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will help us. Nothing can keep the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few” (1 Samuel 14:6).
What a powerful statement of faith: nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.
This courage comes from faith properly placed: not in the human strength and equipment, but in God’s saving power.
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A Helpful Resource to Renew Your Courage and Strength
Check out this devotional to help you find new courage and strength in different challenging life situations, containing devotions, focusing on 7 major areas of life, selected scripture, and scripture-based prayer after each devotion.
More Encouragement for You
If you need more resources and encouragement to help you become people of faith and courage, I can highly recommend these books. Check them out.
Trusting God in All the Things: 90 Devotions for Finding Peace in Your Every Day by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk
Make Up Your Mind: Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life by Denise Dubois Pass and Michelle Nietert
Restoration Year – a 365 Days Devotional by John Eldredge
All Things New by John Eldredge
Transforming Your Thought Life by Sarah Geringer
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
Forward: Discovering God’s Presence and Purpose in Your Tomorrow by David Jeremiah
Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics by William Lane Craig
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