The Spirit Gives Us Courage

The Spirit Gives Us Courage

But the Spirit gives us courage… And I find no small comfort there. The Spirit gives us courage to follow, one step after another, where God is leading us… 

It doesn’t mean we’ll never make mistakes or stupid choices. Of course we will. It doesn’t mean we’ll be crystal clear about next steps; there will be times we are confused. But it does mean we’re not alone in this. We have guidance, from God and from each other. And through our faith we know the big picture of what God values most. 

We don’t have to pretend that we always know what we’re doing, or summon courage on our own. We don’t have to fake bravery or confidence. Christ will give us his own Spirit to fill that void. And we can trust that it will always be there for us. 

There’s no need to be afraid of what the future holds. Not because it will be easy or kind to us.

In a broken and fearful world, the Spirit gives us courage…