Where do I get the courage to go on when life seems too hard or obstacles seem too big? - Courage - TouchPoints

Where do I get the courage to go on when life seems too hard or obstacles seem too big?

Deuteronomy 20:1“The Lord your God . . . is with you!”

Psalm 27:1The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid?

Isaiah 41:10“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

Joshua 1:9“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

1 Chronicles 19:13“Be courageous! Let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. May the Lord’s will be done.”

True courage comes from God. It is understanding that he is stronger than our mightiest foes and that he wants to use his strength to help us. Courage is not misplaced confidence in your own strength but well-placed confidence in God’s strength.

Deuteronomy 20:8“Is anyone here afraid or worried? If you are, you may go home before you frighten anyone else.”

Courage is contagious—you gain or lose courage by watching others, and others gain or lose courage by watching you.