TFT: Definitions of Courage

Definitions of Courage

Courage is enduring
For just one minute longer,
Courage is just holding on,
Though others may be stronger.

Courage is a grappling hand
When dreams we’ve had are fading,
Courage is just keeping on
Enheartening and persuading.

Courage is a certain faith
Expressed in act heroic,
Something deeper, deeper still
Than simply being stoic.

Courage is a sensing
Of our destiny, a tightening
of the belt of circumstance,
Though all its face be frightening.

Courage is a midnight song
Through the deep darkness singing,
‘Til the music born of faith
Sets all life’s rafters ringing.

Courage is a sensing
That in spite of pain and sorrow,
God will see us through today
And meet our needs tomorrow.

–Ruth Winant Wheeler

“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart…” Psalm 27:14a

“Thoughts For Today to Brighten Your Day” by Glenn Hitchcock

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