1999-06-13 - Verses about Courage
According to The New Bible Dictionary (Logos Library System 2.1e), to manifest "hazaq," the Hebrew word for "courage," means to "show oneself strong." Our courage is to come from God, and we as a church are to help each bolster each other's courage.
Psa 27:14 (NNAS) "Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD."
How to Gain or Regain Courage
Pouring Out Our Fears to God in Prayer
Psa 40:12 (NLT) "For troubles surround me-- too many to count! They pile up so high I can't see my way out. They are more numerous than the hairs on my head. I have lost all my courage."
Repenting of Sins
Isa 57:15 (NLT) "The high and lofty one who inhabits eternity, the Holy One, says this: "I live in that high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I refresh the humble and give new courage to those with repentant hearts."
Staying close to Christ
1 John 2:28 (NLT) "And now, dear children, continue to live in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame."
Holding onto Our Hope of Eternal Life in Christ
Heb 3:6 (NLT) "But Christ, the faithful Son, was in charge of the entire household. And we are God's household, if we keep up our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ."
Depending on the Support of Fellow Believers
Isa 41:6 (NKJV) "Everyone helped his neighbor, And said to his brother, "Be of good courage!"