Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13 NRSV
The spirit that enables you to face difficulty without fear is bravery. Bravery is the bold, intrepid courage inspired by the love of God—your citadel and the bastion of your faith. In grief, bravery may be weak and tentative. Yet when you dare those conscious acts that test your courage, your faith is rewarded in dividends of confidence and hope.
God, it is difficult to be brave when I am weak and fearful. Inspire my heart with the courage of your love. Amen.
I will be courageous and stand firm in my faith.