Today's blog is on finding courage. Once again I turn to the Bible and other inspirational books and poets.
"I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am
instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:12-13;
Low I kneel through the night again,
Hear my prayer, if my prayer be right!
Take for thy token my proud heart broken (Humility).
God, guide my arm! I go back into the fight! Anonymous
(Faith) "For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37
"I do not ask to walk smooth paths
Nor bear an easy load.
I pray for Strength and Fortitude
To climb the rock-strewn road.
Give me such courage I can scale
The hardest peaks alone,
And transform every stumbling block
Into a stepping stone." Gail Brook Burket
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall
renew their Strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
"For I am persuaded, that neither death,
nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,
nor powers, nor things present, nor
things to come, Nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the Love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus ." Romans 8:38-39
"Lord, let me give and sing and sow
And do my best, though I
In years to come may never know
What soul was helped thereby.
Content to feel that thou canst bless
All things however small
To someone's lasting happiness
So Lord accept my all." Prudence Tasker Olsen
"I have glorified thee on earth: I
have finished the work which thou
gavest me to do. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest
me out of the world: thine they were,
and thou gavest them to me; and they have kept thy word. I pray for them: I
pray not for the world, but for them
which thou hast given me; for they are thine." John 17:4,6,9