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Having Courage In Discouraging Times

 By Janie Baer

Even though we are Christians it looks at times that we are facing extremities in our lives with our health, finances, family and more.  But we must not be discouraged, depressed, frustrated, angry, especially angry with God, and so on; because when we face extremities we will find that it is God’s opportunity to step in if we will continue to believe He is at work.

I want to help you right from the start with this important statement:  If you are ever angry with God or frustrated with Him, you are only doing yourself harm because God is never your problem. God is never, ever your problem when you face problems, difficulties or extremities in your life. And if you think God is the problem then you will never find the answer to your problems because He is the answer to all things.

God is a sovereign God, but He also put us in charge of our lives and living by faith in Him and not by sight is what He requires.  Living by faith means simply, we put our faith in God and His Word and expect our results to turn out just like God promised us in His Word.

Some people think God is sovereign and controls everything; but that is against the law of faith where our outcome is determined by what we believe.  God doesn’t have the right to step into our lives if we choose not to live by faith and instead live by sight or our five physical senses.  God cannot go against His Word and get involved in our lives if we don’t ask Him to in prayer and believe that He will do it.  If He did He would be going against His Word.

As Christians we no longer live under the Old Testament; so God’s will for us is from Acts through Revelation.  We can also use the words of Jesus but only where it didn’t apply to being under the Law of Moses.  That was in a different covenant Jesus did away with by the cross and He has now given us Christians the New Testament, an entirely new covenant.  If Christians knew this, it would save them a lot of troubles. We simply cannot live under both at the same time.  The Old Testament was all about keeping the Law of Moses and the New Testament is all about God’s grace and Jesus’ redemptive work. Jesus fulfilled the Law of Moses for us and now we live under the radical grace of God.

Jesus referred to this New Covenant at the last supper, Luke 22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.  KJV And again we see it in 1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. KJV  And here are some other scriptures that refer to the New Testament or New Covenant we live under as Christians:  Matthew 26:28, Mark 14:24, 2 Corinthians 3:6, 2 Corinthians 3:14, and Hebrews 7:22, 9:15-20.

God does not want us to live in fear, worry and anxiety because when we live in fear, worry or anxiety we are trusting in our own abilities and not in God’s ability. That means we are not living by faith because when we live by faith, we just simply put our trust in Him and not in ourselves.  Some just don’t get this; when you live by faith and not by sight, your faith is in God and God alone.  He wants you to have good courage and put your total trust in Him so that He can show Himself strong in your life.  Remember this always:  When you run out of yourself, your abilities, you will always run into God!

Faith comes by God’s Word.  What God has said, He must do or that would be the end of Him. And all the promises of God are “yes” and “amen”. God’s promises can then be an anchor to our souls. (Hebrews 6:16-19)

When we face extremities we need to settle in our hearts that it is God’s opportunity to step in and our time to continue to believe He is at work. This will help us be more enticed to trust Him.

Joshua 1:7  Only be thou strong and very courageous,….KJV

These words came to Joshua when God gave Joshua an assignment to take over leading the children of Israel into their promised land after Moses had died.  He told Joshua to be strong and very courageous.

All of us have dealt with discouragement.  Discouragement can lead us into depression and we certainly see a lot of that today. When we are discouraged we are trying to make the thing work, we are trying to make something happen, we are trying to do what is right; but yet it seems we are never going to get there. All of us have been there.  It looks like nothing ever is going to turn out right; and so the enemy uses discouragement so we will let go of our faith in God. But I want to share with you the power of being developed in godly courage.  Being developed in godly courage there is a power available to us Christians where we can be of good courage in discouraging times.

Please, always remember this:  There is no failure in God.  Second, there is no defeat in God. Third, there is no deficiency in God. You must remember this to have courage in discouraging times.

A definition of the word “courage” could be:  The ability to see victory, the ability to see good things happen when things look bad and it looks like it never will change. Courage means the ability to conquer fear or despair, bravery or being brave or a quality of mind or temperament that enables one to stand fast in the face of opposition, hardship or danger.

This type of godly courage we are talking about, you could be in the face of danger but you’ll still stand.  In hardship, you’ll still stand.  In every difficulty, you’ll still stand.  You’ll still trust God.  You still won’t give up.  You still won’t loose heart.  You still won’t quit.

All Christians need godly courage, especially if we are going to possess what God has promised us and in order to do what God wants us to do.  If we don’t have courage, a lot of times, we are not going to make it.

We can see this in operation in the life of Joshua in the Old Testament. God says, Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of a good courage:  for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

Now I gave you a definition of courage:  The ability to conquer fear or despair.

When God gives us something, it is not automatic. We all have an enemy that opposes us.  We must understand that.  The faith life is a faith fight. And so therefore Christians have to understand there are things that belong to us, yes; but if we don’t have the courage to possess our inheritance and stay in faith, we are not going to make it.  There are a lot of Christians who have gotten discouraged and quit believing and trusting God because it didn’t happen when they prayed two times.  It is a faith fight we are required to fight and so we have to trust God till we see the answer.

Paul said, “I fought a good fight.  I kept the faith.  I finished my course.”

This fight of faith has to be finished.  In the process of starting the fight and finishing of the fight there are going to be times, even though it is yours and God already said it is yours, if you don’t have the courage or the trust in God to stay in there you will never arrive there. That is why he kept telling Joshua to be of good courage even though God called it an inheritance. He said, Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. (Joshua 1:6)  Even though God gave it to them and even though it was an inheritance, He knew there was going to be things or situations that were going to oppose them in going into what was rightfully theirs.

Even when you see it in the Word, you know it is yours; but it doesn’t look like you can get there sometimes.  That’s the time you are going to have to have good courage.

Remember Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. KJV  That’s what He is talking about.  You are going to have to have this courage.

In life you are going to have opposition for there is no utopia land where nothing is going to challenge you.  You are going to be challenged, but developing godly courage, you’ll know how to trust God.

One of the things that God emphasized about His courage, He says, “My Presence will be with you.” That should bring courage to us right there.  “My Presence will be with you.” He goes on in the seventh verse:  Joshua 1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, So it’s another way He is saying, “Be of good courage.” Courage causes you to walk in God’s Word.  You can stay in God’s Word by having courage. He said it to him again.  Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid,…

A lack of courage will bring fear.  Joshua 1:9 ….be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: Dismay means to cause to loose courage.  In other words, to be “shaken” or “shook”.

The Lord is saying, “Don’t be shook if it doesn’t look like it is going to work out.  Don’t be shaken if it doesn’t happen tomorrow. Be strong and be of good courage or stay in there.  It has to happen sooner or later.”

So often we believe after four prayers that’s it.  No, God didn’t say, “I am going to answer after four prayers.” God said, “I answered after the first prayer.”  But there are enemies of your soul, your mind who want to deceive you into thinking that it didn’t happen.  But it happened the first time that you prayed, if you prayed in faith.  Now you are just going to need courage to wait on God.

Studying God’s Word will get us acquainted with God and what He has promised us and then you will find courage for each situation.  You will find promises of God to you to help your soul, mind, will and emotions stay in courage and also the Holy Spirit will then be able to bring to your remembrance those scriptures you find for each opportunity to be discouraged.

Here’s really a good scripture that has encouraged me in my opportunities to be discouraged:  John 16:33  I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] AMP  Here is another one:  1 John 5:4-5 For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]? AMP All these scriptures have to do with courage.

You might be discouraged.  Life has rolled on your back, trying to catch a ride.  A monkey gets on your back with unshakeable arms and he just rides, rides, rides and you are tired of it.  So I ask the Holy Spirit right now to take that monkey off of your back so you can now ride the monkey.

I am going to give you some principles to work on your courage and here is one of them.  The Lord told Joshua, “It is your inheritance.  I have given you the land but it won’t come to you automatically.”  So you have to understand that, when you are dealing with things in life, they are not going to just bow down to you automatically. You cannot be a coward and always cop out.  If you want to operate in God’s courage, you can’t be a coward but rather you’ve got to stand up.

Sometimes you are facing extremities, things extremely wrong.  When you do, I hope that you catch this, “Face God”.  And when you face God, you are going to see your victory He already has planned for you.

Things look like they are extremely wrong.  Not just wrong, extremely gone wrong. That’s the time you have got to operate in courage.

God wants you to get to where you see where you are supposed to be, where He has planned all along for you to be.  And I know there are going to be things strung out along the way to tell you, “You can’t get there.” It might be a habit you have to break or something that you are dealing with; but I want you to know that you can do it.  If you are believing for something for a loved one, I want you to know it can happen.

A person facing an extremity can find that it’s a God opportunity.  When you face up to the fact, “I can’t do any more about this, but I am going to just keep my face turned toward God.”  This creates God an opportunity to do something for you that He would not ever be able to do for you, because you try to do so much for yourself.  And as long as you are just dependent on yourself, then God can’t step in.  But when you find out, “This is extremely too hard for me. I’m going to turn to God in faith and trust Him and have courage.” Then and then only does it become God’s opportunity.

Now remember we said, “There’s no failure in God.”  And God knew Joshua had to face Jericho, he had to face a lot of things before he got his rightful inheritance.

You see something in the Bible God has promised you but you just can’t go there. You hear a message and you get charged up but when you get in your car and get to the house; it’s like something came out of the plug.  But it is still yours.  You’ve got to have courage.  In the anointing everybody can shout.  But the anointing is to boost you into trusting God.

So when you are facing a situation that looks like it is not going to work out, always remember I told you, “That’s God’s opportunity.”  Glory to God!  If something seems like it doesn’t want to work, something doesn’t want to turn loose, something that you have seen that the Lord has said in a dream that belonged to you and when you reach out it’s like something is pushing you back; remember, this is a God’s opportunity.  Rest in Him.  Rest in Him.  Rest in Him.

If you look the extremity in the face and you have courage; you will behold the face of God.  When you develop courage, you’ll look at something that is holding your life back and you will see God.  Therefore you cannot become discouraged; because when you see God you know it is going to be all right.  How can I look at something that is holding me and see God? You have to develop courage in God which develops bravery.

You must look the extremity in the face, that thing which says, “This is the farthest you can go.” If you look at it right, with courage, you’ll behold the face of God.  And then God will say, “All right, that is what it is saying; but don’t pay it any mind, give it none of your attention. When you do this you will go to another level you cannot go academically. That’s why it looks like it’s tough.  But once you train yourself to trust God to that magnitude, when you see something pressing you; you will understand and say, “God is about to do something,” instead of break down and cry and saying, “I wonder what I’m going to do?  I have done all I could do.” You have to train yourself to come to the end of yourself.  That’s the only way you are going to see God move in any situation.

In weight training you go from one weight to another to get to another level.  It might be hard to pick up a weight the first time but you can in time.

When you run out of yourself; you run into God.  That’s what I am saying.  Don’t think you have to do everything yourself.  You don’t have enough strength.  You’ve got to run out.  If you don’t run out, God will never have any reason to step in.  But humanly thinking, we don’t want to run out.  But God has it set up that you’ve got to run out of self; because you being able to do it is one of your greatest hold backs from doing what God wants you to do.  You have a God who can and will pull you out of any and every situation!  Until you have come to end of yourself and what you can do; you are not going to know this is what God can and wants to do for you.  You’ve got to have courage or you’re not going to know what God can do!  You’ve got to get to the point where you know that when opposition is real strong, that God is about to stretch you.

You’ve been discouraged before.  Everybody has been discouraged before, but the Lord wants you to be of good courage.  Have godly courage.  Be brave when it looks like your prayers are not working. Be brave when it looks like the scriptures are not working.  Be brave because they are!

Joshua 1:3-5 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. 5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. KJV

You need to take that scripture as your own.  That’s a good pill there.  Take that.  Take verse 5 please.  Take verse 5 please.  Please take verse 5, please.  Take it.  Come on take it.  Swallow it.  Swallow it!  It is yours to take and to swallow!

Notice what God said there.  “There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life:  as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee:  I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”  Then God said, “Now be strong and of good courage.”  You can be strong and of good courage when God says, “I am going to be with you.”  Do you see that?

Having courage to face the extremity, the thing that is really facing you, you will be rewarded by beholding the face of God!

Some of my biggest triumphs came out of moments that it seemed like I was paralyzed and I couldn’t do nothing more.  But I kept looking at it with courage and I saw God. And so I had courage in God and kept my courage in God and God in His own miraculous way has brought me out of situation after situation after situation!  Glory to God!

That’s why David was able to have courage when he met Goliath; because he had fought a bear he knew he never whipped.  He had fought a lion he knew he didn’t whip.  So it gave him courage.  He said, “Now if I whipped that lion but I know I didn’t, if I whipped the bear but I know I didn’t; then I can whip this giant even though I know I didn’t whip him.”  And all you have to know is that you didn’t.  Do you understand what I am saying?  You have to know that you didn’t get yourself out of situations you faced before.  Some of the things you thought that you did, you didn’t.

A person driven to an extremity usually finds that he has exhausted all that human strength and skill have to offer, so he arrives at his wits end only to discover supernatural strength and power in God.

In other words, being of good courage; God knew there was going to come a time Joshua was going to be at the end of his wits, end of his prayer, end of his confession, end of his organized army, and end of his ability to be a captain.  God knew that he was going to come to the end of that and when he recognized that he was at the end, he was not to panic because he was at the human end but God’s strength and God’s power would step in.

Let me promise you something.  You will never be in a situation where you are stuck and you can’t get out.  You will never be in a situation that you can’t overcome if you recognize that when you come to your end it is at God’s begin.  And guess what?  God does not have any end.  So God’s strength and God’s power sometimes waits till we run out.  That’s His plan.  Because if you are able to keep making something happen, you need to realize once and for all that you can’t. You are just wasting your time and effort.  You aren’t going to make everything happen. You need God!  And God needs for you to just give up and trust Him!  There are times you are going to face things that are going to bring you to the end of you. Some people are not mature enough spiritually when they come to the end of themselves and it’s over.  Do you see what I mean?  That’s why the Bible says in Mark 11:22 Have faith in God.  The Bible doesn’t say, “Have faith in yourself.” No. “Have faith in God.”  Do you see that?  Have faith in God.

Now a lot of times you think you have faith in God but you have faith in your faith.  And that is why we have Galatians 2:20, Jesus’ faith.  It’s different.

We must arrive at our wit’s end only to discover supernatural strength and power!

Naturally, you can come to the end of your body’s ability, like when a runner is running. They draw their last breath and somewhere some other wind came and they hit another gear.

That’s what God wants you to do.  Run out of wind so He can give you extra wind when you have run out of all you can do and the enemy is right on your heels. You were on your own; you had fought all you could and the enemy of sickness and disease, death, payment due, foreclosure, rebellious children, and on and on was on your heels; but God will give you a second wind to finish with glorious victory.

You must always understand and remember, we can come to our wit’s end; but God never comes to a wit’s end.  Oh, glory! And you and I can have courage in Somebody like that; Somebody who can’t fail, Somebody who never lost a battle, and Somebody who never was and never will be a coward!  God never has nor never will back up from anything! God never has nor ever will back up from nobody!

David had courage to face Goliath, nine feet six inches tall; because David knew he couldn’t do it.  And the seeming giant you are facing, Jesus is on His way; just give up trying to make it happen yourself!

You have got to have courage in God now because this world is not going to get any better.

God knew it was going to get worse and worse what Joshua was going to face.  So Joshua had to have an image in his heart of what God told him that he was going to have, when he was facing the worst moments and worst challenges of his life. He had to have good courage.

When you are going through these times, don’t tells someone who doesn’t believe God and stand on the Word of God for their own promises and would call you a fool.  Some will not even pray for you but feel sorry for you and you certainly don’t need that.

Listen to me again.  When you arrive at the end of your wits or the end of your ability or what appears to be an extremity; you will find that at the end of all your human endeavors you’re at the beginning of God’s power. It just works that way.  So hold on to that truth.  You may have to copy that sentence and others and tape them on your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, your car mirror or dashboard, your computer or wherever you can look at it a lot and speak it into your situation.

Many of you are trusting God for a promise you saw in the Word of God, but sometimes those promises coming into your life seem impossible.  Don’t loose courage.  God can do it!  He will do it! Are you listening to me?

So always remember God is never at the end of His wit, God knows no extremities and no finalities because nothing is final with God.  And really nothing is final with you unless you believe it, accept it and you say so!  So speak that the promises are the final result in each of your situations! As a child of God you are promised to win; so don’t believe anything else.

God’s help begins where human help ends.  That’s why it is not good to depend on people too much or get tight with a prayer partner because they can become your God. You don’t need their prayer or a word from them all the time.  Get a word from God and stand on it.  You’ll never become mature in the things of God if you don’t. Build your own courage with the Word of God and by trusting God.  Don’t always try to find another person.

We find God’s help when we seem to be most helpless.  And that means when we come to the end of ourselves.

We must know for sure, in spite of everything, that we have faith for it is a gift from God, know for sure God loves us, and know for sure we have the Word of God, an anchor for our souls for these discouraging times.  And yet by the same token, we need to know that we have to depend on Him and can depend on Him when we become helpless to ourselves.  That’s why the Bible says, “Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God,” and “Blessed are the meek”.

The major problem in the life of some believers is we can’t come to the end of ourselves; and the world gives us lots of assistance, making us believe they can do it for us but they can’t.

Have courage in God.  Be of good courage.  Be strong in the Lord.  For the Bible says, “Finally my brethren be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God.

There is power in godly courage for you at this time in your life.  Have courage in this time.  Don’t be fearful but rather be brave in God.  When the major challenges come be brave in God.  Tell God, “God I trust you. I have my courage in you.”

In my own personal life it seems like I have faced things that was a set up to cause me to see the face of God.  And I couldn’t take my eyes off of God’s face because I couldn’t do any more; and by facing God then God’s opportunities started coming to me. I had prayed and I kept trusting Him, kept praising Him and thanking Him for the answer.  I knew I couldn’t go any further.  I had pulled every string, pushed every button, prayed every prayer, and sang every song. You’ve been there.  You know what I mean.

I am telling you right now, this is going to be some of your best moments.  When you are at the end of your wits, have courage.  Don’t let anybody feel sorry for you.  Keep speaking loud what God has promised you and nothing else.

There is a due season made for you that is awaiting you.  Joy cometh in the morning for those who have courage in God.  Weeping will only endure for a season.  That season could be right now.  “Be strong and of good courage, because joy cometh in the morning.” I am not talking about a natural morning.  I’m talking about a morning when God steps which could be two or three in the afternoon. The joy of the Lord comes in on a certain situation and you know that you have won a situation.  Triumph comes through trusting God, having courage and being strong in Him.

Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. KJV  He told him he was going to divide it.  You also have something to do with it.  And one of the major things to do with it is coming to the end of yourself.

Remember when Jesus said, “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow me.”  One place says, “Take it up daily.”  That cross is really to crush you.

Remember what Jesus said on the cross?  “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”  The bible says He had to tread the winepress alone.

So when you are going through something that it looks like you are not getting out of it; it’s only God letting you grow up.  If you have a problem, stay in there with God.

We cease to think of ourselves as we are driven to extremity when we look to God in our time of need.  We no longer think of ourselves as unable to overcome some adverse condition when we realize that the Spirit of God is at hand, ready to assist us in whatever we need to do. We no longer think of ourselves as unable, just like Joshua, but have courage because we understand that whatever we face God is going to bring us through it.

That’s why I told you, “There is no failure in God.  There is no defeat in God.  There’s no deficiencies in God.”

When you have courage, you have the ability to conquer fear.

The number one reason we seem to be driven to extremities is because we forget about Him.

Matthew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, (And has what?) and hast revealed them unto babes. 26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. These words are words of revelation and words of a rest, but it’s a revealed rest.

Jesus told us, “Nobody knows the Son unless the Father reveals Him.  Nobody knows the Father unless the Son reveals Him.

Jesus said, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  Saying this, He has given us a revelation of Himself for us.  There’s a rest, but it’s a revelation of rest.  Notice what He said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”  He is revealing Himself.  Not only do you have rest, but you have rest for your soul.

And then He made this statement, “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  Very few Christians are living this because they don’t have any courage.

He didn’t say, “Everything is going to be easy and everything is going to light.”  He said, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Keeping good courage, being strong and being courageous is a revelation. You have to have a revelation of the Christ, a revelation of Jesus, a revelation of the Holy Spirit, a revelation of the Word in order to walk in or talk about “My yoke is easy and my burdens are light.”

From a human perspective you will say, “There is no yoke that is easy.”  That’s because it has to become a revelation to you.  You can’t just read that, “My yoke is easy and my burdens are light.”  You have to believe God and have courage to act like you don’t have a problem; because you have the revelation that you can rest now because God is in control of this situation that is beyond you and your ability to handle it.

I have many scriptures and confessions on my website you can meditate and speak when you are in an extreme situation and will help you maintain your godly courage.

Confession:  I am able to trust God because I have settled this in my heart: when I face extremities I know it is God’s opportunity to step in as I continue to believe He is at work.  I live by faith and that simply means, I put our faith in God and His Word and expect things to turn out just like God promised me in His Word.  I am developed in godly courage and this power is available to me in discouraging times. I always remind myself and know for sure there is no failure in God, there is no defeat in God, there is no deficiency in God. And this is where I receive courage in discouraging times. Because I have courage I have the ability to see victory, to see good things happen to me when things look bad and it looks like things never will change. Through godly courage I have the ability to conquer fear or despair, be brave and have a quality of mind or temperament that enables one to stand fast in the face of every opposition, hardship or danger. I realize if God has promised me something, it is not going to come to me automatically.  I realize I have an enemy and this is a faith fight.  These things belong to me and therefore I will have courage and stay in faith in order to possess my inheritance.  I will trust God till I see the answer. I will finish this fight of faith even though through the process I might not understand everything; for God has already assured me it is mine. I will be patient with expectation for after I have walked this out with faith, I will receive the promise.  Along with the promise of godly courage He told me, “My Presence will be with you.” Because He is with me I am strong and of good courage, I am not afraid, dismayed, shaken nor will I loose courage.  I will not be shaken if things look like they are not working or if something doesn’t happen tomorrow for I know it will happen sooner or later.  That’s why I study God’s Word and find out what He has promised me; for then I find courage for each situation and my soul, mind, will and emotions stay in courage and the Holy Spirit is able to bring scriptures to my remembrance for each opportunity to be discouraged.  I remember what Jesus has told me, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.] 1 John 5:4-5 For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]? AMP   I understand in dealing with things in my life, they are not going to just bow down to me automatically; and so I will not be a coward and cop out but rather operate in God’s courage.  When I face extremities, I will face God and I will see my victory coming.  I remember, There’s no failure in God, this is God’s opportunity to do something for me and now this is the time for me to rest in Him.  I am reminded that God is never at the end of His wit, God knows no extremities and no finalities because nothing is final with God.  And really nothing is final with me! As a child of God I am promised to win!

God’s help begins where human help ends for me.  There is a due season made for me and is awaiting me. The bible promises me that my weeping will only endure for a season for joy cometh in the morning because I have courage in God. I will always remember, I am able to overcome adverse conditions because I realize the Spirit of God

is at hand, ready to assist me in whatever I need to do.  I no longer think I am unable to get out of a situation, because I have courage and I understand that whatever I face God is going to bring me through to victory. There is no failure in God, no defeat in God and no deficiencies in God.  With courage I have the ability to overcome and conquer all fear.  I will not be driven to extremities any more in my life because I remember Him.  I enter into the rest He promised me by revelation of Him, revelation of the anointing which is the burden removing yoke destroying power of god, revelation of the Holy Spirit, and revelation of the Word.  And also I have revelation of  and talk about  His yoke being easy and His burdens are light.  I now have the courage to act like I don’t have a problem because I have the revelation that I can now rest; because God is in control of every situation I have given to him that is beyond me and my ability to handle it.