In some versions of the Bible, Jesus called the disciples cowards and faint-hearts as they cowered in the bottom of their storm-tossed boat. (Matthew 8:26)

 Other versions use words like ‘timid and afraid’, and ‘of little faith.’

Jesus was not a fan of fear, cowardice or especially, having only a little faith. After all, isn’t faith what our relationship with God is based on?

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 1:1)

Are we laying a path like our Saviour? Are we standing in his name, no matter what?

Do not fear is a common refrain in any Bible version. Are they a common theme in our lives too?

 “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. (Luke 12:4)

 Rejoice in the Lord always. I say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is nearby.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7)

There is a special kind of courage and strength. It is found in Jesus. He has lots of it for you too!

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