Need courage?

Inner Beauty Value:  Courage

Red Agate "Courage" Bracelet

Ok, whenever I hear the word courage, I think of the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz trembling and shaking.  But, being an inner-beautiful woman does not mean that you must walk in fear.  It takes courage to confront a boss who is treating you unfairly.   It takes courage to recover from an abusive relationship.  It takes courage to go into the dark world of a loved one to bring them out of trouble. The good news is that you don’t have to go all the way to Oz to receive courage.  God created you in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:27), that is we share in His nature;  and, our God is strong (Psalm 24:8).

In order to face your difficulties without fear, you must walk in your beliefs without fear.

Obey God’s standards, keep His order and values

When God tells us to do what He said, it generally comes with a promise.  If you are walking in His way, you can trust in the promises that God has made.

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.  Joshua 1:7

Maintain peace with God

When you are saved, you are no longer at enmity with God.  Hence, you have peace with Him (Romans 5:1) because the blood of Christ covers the gap that was created by original sin.  However, let’s face it, we still sin and fall short of God’s standards everyday.  That sin again, separates us from the Lord.  When this happens, quickly ask God for forgiveness.  Forgiveness is key, because it restores the open fellowship between you and the Lord.  Living in this way will increase your faith that the Lord will strengthen your heart when you are facing trials (Psalm 27:14).

When you are going through difficult times, you can walk in the strength of the Lord.  You can walk in the strength of the Lord everyday.   It is a lifestyle. Do things His way and keep open communication with Him; the Lord will have your back.

Do you believe that God will fight all of your battles?  Why or why not?

Photo Credit:  Red Agate “Courage” Bracelet.

About Lynnette

Lynnette is a self-taught jewelry artist and the owner and curator of Beads and Honey.
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