Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
Last year, an apartment building in France caught fire, trapping two brothers, aged three and ten, several floors above the ground. A crowd gathered, and the boys had to jump into the arms of those far below them. The older boy dropped his little brother into the crowd while thick, black smoke billowed from the apartment. Then the ten-year-old hesitated. The crowd yelled for him to jump, and, gathering all his courage, he leaped into the air. Both boys were caught, and neither was harmed.
We never know when we’ll have to exercise sudden courage. When we put ourselves in the ten-year-old’s shoes, we wonder whether we’d have the courage to leap off a burning ledge. But God gives us courage like He gives us grace—just when it’s needed. If you’re facing something frightening, take courage. “Be strong and of good courage.” Don’t be afraid, for the eternal God is your refuge and underneath are His everlasting arms.
When your knees are knocking, it might help to kneel on them. Anonymous