“Take Courage”


by Dona Hake


“Life is not a bed of roses.” How many times have you heard that? To some it may be a cliche but there is much truth in it. I have seen many individuals walk through great adversity and quite honestly they seem to exhibit characteristics of extreme compassion and they have a beauty in character. They chose not to quit or be bitter but instead they stood back up in their weariness and took hold of God’s courage. The Lord has shown us in His scriptures that we need to hold fast to endurance and when we fall (and we will) we should stand back up with every bit of strength coupled with His strength and try again.


There is a price to pay in this life whenever you take risks, step out on a limb, and reach for goals. Life itself can trip you up when you lose focus. Sometimes it does not go the way you planned but take courage and try again. No, it is not always easy but with the help and strength that God is always willing to extend, we are able.


Proverbs 24:16

“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again…”

Hebrews 10:36

“Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.”

As we stand back up let us embrace courage and try again. Continue to do His known will, step out in new paths that He shows you, and patiently endure that you may receive the blessing of what you are hoping for!