Charles Stanley Quote

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The only true remedy for discouragement is to put our hope in God.  He alone can give us the courage to persevere. 

From Romans 8:28:  “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.”

John Quincy Adams Quote

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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

From Romans 5:3-5:  “And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”

Annie Dillard Quotes

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Aim for the chopping block.  If you aim for the wood, you have nothing.  Aim past the wood, aim through the wood; aim for the chopping block.

You can’t test courage cautiously.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote

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Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.  Cowardice represses fear and is thereby mastered by it.

From Mark 5:35-36:  “While He was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, ‘Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?’  But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, ‘Do not fear, only believe.'”

Steadfast Courage

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From Matthew 14:25-27:  “And early in the morning He came walking toward them on the sea.  But when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’  And they cried out in fear.  But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.'”

Following God’s commandments

Delivering steadfast courage

Building up one’s faith and trust

Go sends us forth, encouraged


Imagine walking each day

With Biblical superstars

Amazing stories with truth

God waiting near, not too far


Israel cries out in Egypt

God hears their anguish and pain

Moses’ courage answers prayers

Pharaoh’s heart, forever slain


God commissions a leader

Joshua destined to lead

His faith in God carries strength

His plan and vision succeeds


Daniel faces certain death

Overcoming his demise

God foils lions’ hunger

Courage arrives in disguise


Christ completes His final task

A Cross marks defeat, they say

His living breath creates light

Salvation, lives from that day


Boldness, defined by our Lord

Confronting uncertain pain

Faithful and steadfast courage

God’s love, never will abstain

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From American film actress, Dorothy Bernard:  “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”

Capturing Courage

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From 2 Timothy 1:7:  “For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.”

Appreciate the substance and strength of courage

Witnessing acts of bravery that always encourage


History and the Bible endorse many courageous acts

Honoring men and women from these truthful facts


A lost and sinful world moves without direction

God offers a living sacrifice with His only Son

Witnessing mockery, death, and Resurrection


Dutch people step out from safe location

During a horrible world war’s persecution

Hiding people from arrest and deportation


God listens to His people in Egypt under bondage

Choosing Moses, He dispatches this man to deliver

Bravely leading Israel to freedom and a new age


In America, runaway slaves flee to seek new lives

A network of collaborators facilitate their escape

Following the Underground Railroad, they survive


The Philistines prepare Israel’s army for defeat

A young boy’s valor and faith astonishes everyone

With God, David brings down Goliath, at his feet


A young boy faces serious and critical circumstances

Cancer ravages and impairs his brain and small body

Facing pain-filled treatments, he accepts his chances


Saul persecutes Christians, constant and persistent

Jesus transforms him on the lonely road to Damascus

Apostle Paul moves forward as God’s faithful assistant


American soldiers confront an overwhelming fate

Fighting their way out at Korea’s Chosin Reservoir

Legendary deeds of bravery, they no longer wait


Jesus models the Spirit of God in humble, human form

He faithfully obeys His Father, towards a bloody Cross

Bringing Salvation to a world filled with endless storms


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Do you need more illustrations of courage?  

  • Read and study the Bible
  • Visit those in your circle of family and friends
  • Seek out people in books and films
  • Interview a military veteran
  • Search the Internet