"And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, son of a valiant man, great in exploits, of Kabzeel: he it was that smote two lions of Moab; and he went down and smote a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day"
Benaiah was one of king David's mighty men; a valiant fighter, and he killed a lion in the snow. Whenever you read of a mighty or valiant man in scripture you're reading of a man with courage. What I like about Benaiah is that he killed this particular lion in the snow.
I can imaging how cold it might of been for him, especially his feet, yet he still faced this lion even with cold feet. Courage with cold feet; I like that! Fear brings cold feet; fear can come from negative circumstances, and/or demonic spirits. Either way it must be dealt with promptly.
What are you facing today that's giving you cold feet? Perhaps you're facing a health, financial, or family crisis. Have people been telling you that you can't do what God has called you to do? It's these very things that can cause even the most seasoned Christian to falter.
The antidote? Hearing from God about your particular circumstance. When you know you've heard from God you're filled with faith for that moment. It puts steel into your spine; it gives you the spiritual guts to face any circumstance.
A believer filled with faith is a believer filled with courage. Someone once said, "courage is just fear that's said its prayers." I'd like to add to that and say that courage is someone who steps out on Gods' Word regardless of the circumstances.
Courage is not the absence of fear but it is the resistance and mastery of fear. Therefore when bad things happen, you have a choice to either give into fear and allow it to destroy your peace and well-being, or you can be a courageous worrier armed with God's Word and rise up against it.
Dear believer in Christ, when fear threatens to engulf your mind take a stand; rise up with the Psalmist and say, "whenever I'm afraid, I will trust in the You." Psalm 56:3
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