“But now, this is what the Lord says – He who created you, Jacob, He who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” –Isaiah 43:1-3

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” –Ambrose Redmoon

courage CS Lewis“Give me the wisdom to know what’s right, and the courage to do what’s right, even though it’s hard.” –Andy Stanley

“A lot of times, we pursue this grandiose notion of courage, like Braveheart leading an axe-wielding army into battle – but probably that’s not what we’re being called to today. What we really need to do [to show courage] is take that one incremental step for us that feels a little scary – that goes just beyond ourselves where we will actually need God. Then we see Him come through, we are encouraged to take the next incremental step. But if you don’t have the courage to take that first step, then you probably don’t have the courage to take that bigger step that God may be calling you to.” –Gary Haugan

“Fear not, for the unchanging God will be with you wherever you go.” (Hebrews 13:5 + Joshua 1:9)

“Yes, you may crash, but don’t carry your bike; bikes were meant to be ridden. What’s the worst thing that can happen to you as a Christian – as a child of God? Failure? Stop avoiding losing. Don’t live to avoid failure.” –Kelly Talamo

“He who has God plus many things has nothing more than he who has God alone.” –C. S. Lewis

“You & God create a majority in every situation.” –Poppa

courage Nelson Mandela“Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.” -Mark Twain

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” –Isaiah 41:10

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” -Billy Graham

From The Pilgrim’s Progress, section 1, chapter 4: Timorous answered that they were going to the City of Zion, and had got up that difficult place; but, said he, “the further we go, the more danger we meet with; wherefore we turned, and are going back again.” “Yes,” said Mistrust, “for just before us lie a couple of Lions in the way…and we could not think, if we came within reach, but they would presently pull us in pieces.” Then said Christian, “You make me afraid, but whither shall I fly to be safe? If I go back to mine own country, that is prepared for Fire and Brimstone, and I shall certainly perish there. If I can get to the Coelestial City, I am sure to be in safety there. I must venture: to go back is nothing but death; to go forward is fear of death, and life everlasting beyond it. I will yet go forward.”

“The peak of tolerance is most readily achieved by those who are not burdened with convictions.” –Alexander Chase

“Look at a man in the midst of doubt & danger and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is.” –Lucretius

Deut 31-8“Our Promised Land is characterized by the presence of victory, not the absence of opposition.” –Beth Moore

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” –Joshua 1:9

“If you’re not an experienced failure, then you’ve been setting your goals embarrassingly low.” –Mike Huckabee

“Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are anger and courage. Anger at the way things are, and courage to see they do not remain as they are.” –St. Augustine

“With the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be, you must never lose faith that you will ultimately prevail in the end.” –James B. Stockdale

“Don’t despair. We’ll get over this.” –John Bastone

“I’m trusting in God, because He fights my battles, and He doesn’t lose.” –Caleb Carr

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me.” –Psalm 23:4

“I can accept failure. But I cannot accept not trying.” –Michael Jordan

courage Maya Angelou“Bad things happen until good people get in the way.” –Soledad O’Brien

“I want to be both safe and brave, but the fact is, you can’t be safe and brave at the same time. Jesus is in the business of making us braver; He’s not really in the business of making us safer. He even said that there is some suffering that comes from following Him. He makes us braver so that we can do the right thing.” –Gary Haugan

“I am more and more terrified of living a comfortable life in a self-serving society and failing to follow Jesus than I am of any illness or tragedy.” –Katie Davis

“God tends to show off when we are obedient. He’s good all the time; but He pours out a special measure of goodness on those who obey.” –Josh Dunlap

“What is your church attempting to do that it could not accomplish apart from the Holy Spirit?” –Darryl Riley

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” –Henry Ford

“The root cause of toxic fear is our addictive dependence on at-risk sources of security and self-worth.” –Ken Blanchard

“Fear is vision without hope. Fear is a false gospel. It gives us a false hell, a false alternative heaven, and a false savior. Fear turns us into false prophets. We anticipate and prepare for a false negative future that isn’t coming.” –Mark Driscoll