“Standing in faith, I am courageous”
A recent Daily Word reading spoke to the power of faith and courage. The gift of standing in our faith gives us an inner strength. Often when we think of courage we may visualise physical bravery, a soldier or knight going into battle but courage is truly more of an inner strength.
Brene Brown reminds us the origin of the word:
“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”
It is only in more modern times that it has morphed into the association with physical strength.
Today courage is defined as the ability to control your fear in dangerous or difficult situations.
I am reminded of a quote by writer Florence Scovel Shinn who said:
“I walk boldly up to the lion on my pathway and find it is a friendly Airedale”
This is the idea that when we face something with faith and courage we often realise it was actually a lot smaller and easier to handle that we first perceived. The transformation has come from being courageous, standing in our faith, connecting within and then following what is ours to do in the situation.
Standing in faith, I am courageous.
Written by Ruth Humphreys.
Daily Word UK Editor