He who loses wealth loses much, he who loses a friend loses more, but he who loses his courage loses all. – M. de Cervantes
Of all the things Judas lost on that fateful night, his courage to seek a forgiving Christ cost him most. Ouch!
Often we don’t want to face the trials God puts before us, meet the challenges His church requires of us, or step out on faith as His word tells us, but we must. For it is in going through the circumstances of life we grow our faith and our courage for the next battle. We need to remember, Satan’s best and most used tool is “discouragement,” and he keeps it at the ready. So we must pray that the Spirit will empower us for today, for the challenges, they are a'comin.
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith, be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” – I Corinthians 16:13-14