Short Devotional about Courage


In today’s world, we face challenges that often make us doubt our abilities and question our purpose. The feeling of being overwhelmed can paralyze us, but we are not alone. Courage is the antidote. It’s the inner strength that propels us to face adversity head-on. The Bible is full of stories about men and women who displayed incredible courage through their faith in God. They faced insurmountable odds, yet came out victorious because they relied not on their own strength, but on God’s power. Let’s embark on this journey together to explore what real courage looks like and how we can cultivate it in our own lives.

Whether you’re facing a big decision, a career change, or personal obstacles, courage will be your guiding light. Let’s dive into the Scriptures and discover divine encouragement that will embolden us to take steps of faith, standing firm in the knowledge that God is with us every step of the way.

Bible Verse

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." – Joshua 1:9 (NIV)


Joshua 1:9 is a powerful reminder of God’s presence with us. When Joshua was tasked with leading the Israelites into the Promised Land after Moses’ death, the responsibility was enormous. Joshua likely felt fear and uncertainty. Yet, God’s command to “be strong and courageous” wasn’t just a pep talk—it was a divine assurance. God promised Joshua that He would be with him wherever he went.

This verse teaches us that courage isn’t the absence of fear, but the decision to trust in God despite that fear. It reassures us that we don’t have to face life’s challenges alone. God’s presence is a constant that fortifies our spirit and empowers us to overcome adversity. His promise is not bound by time or situation; it’s with us in every step we take, offering us strength and encouragement.

When we internalize the message of Joshua 1:9, we understand that courage is rooted in faith. It’s an active choice to depend on God’s unwavering support. The promise that "the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" is a reminder that in every season, in every challenge, we have the ultimate source of strength by our side.

Actions to Take

  1. Pray for Courage: Ask God daily to give you the courage to face your fears and challenges.

  2. Scripture Memorization: Memorize Joshua 1:9 and recite it whenever you feel overwhelmed.

  3. Step Out in Faith: Take one action each week that you’ve been avoiding due to fear.

  4. Support Network: Surround yourself with a community of believers who can pray for you and encourage you.

  5. Reflect on Past Victories: Write down instances where you exhibited courage with God’s help to remind yourself of His faithfulness.

Journal Prompts

  1. What areas of your life do you need more courage in? Why?

  2. How has God shown up for you in challenging times in the past?

  3. What are some fears that you need to surrender to God?

  4. Write about a time when you felt God’s presence while facing a difficult situation.

  5. How can you actively remind yourself of God’s promise to be with you wherever you go?


Dear Heavenly Father, I come before You today, seeking Your courage as I face the challenges and uncertainties in my life. Help me to be strong and courageous, just as You commanded Joshua. Remind me of Your constant presence and Your unwavering promise to be with me wherever I go. Strengthen my heart, renew my spirit, and guide my steps with Your wisdom. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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Courage is a gift that God offers us in every moment of our lives. It’s the strength to persevere, the bravery to face fears, and the faith to trust in His constant presence. By meditating on Joshua 1:9 and applying its truths to our lives, we can walk boldly in the path God has set before us.

Thank you for joining us in this short Bible study on courage. We hope it has encouraged and empowered you. Continue your journey with us at to explore more about God’s promises and His unwavering love for you.

Be strong and courageous—God is with you!

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Q&A about Courage

Sure! Here’s a Q&A based on the theme of courage:

Q1: What is courage?
A1: Courage is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or difficulty despite feeling apprehensive or scared. It involves mental and moral strength to persevere, withstand, and face challenging situations.

Q2: Why is courage important in everyday life?
A2: Courage is essential in everyday life as it enables individuals to take risks, stand up for their beliefs, overcome obstacles, and grow both personally and professionally. It fosters resilience and empowers people to pursue their goals and dreams despite setbacks.

Q3: Can courage be developed, or is it an innate trait?
A3: While some people may naturally exhibit more courage than others, it is a trait that can be developed and strengthened over time. Through practice, reflection, and experience, individuals can build their courage and learn to face their fears more effectively.

Q4: What are some examples of courage in history?
A4: History is filled with examples of courageous individuals. Nelson Mandela exhibited immense courage by fighting against apartheid and promoting reconciliation in South Africa. Rosa Parks showed courage by refusing to give up her bus seat, sparking the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. The stories of Mahatma Gandhi, Malala Yousafzai, and the firefighters of 9/11 are also exemplary displays of courage.

Q5: How can one display courage in small, everyday situations?
A5: Courage can be displayed in everyday situations by standing up for what is right, even when it is unpopular, speaking out against bullying or injustice, trying new things despite fear of failure, admitting when you’re wrong, and asking for help when needed. Simple acts like these contribute to personal growth and create a positive impact on others.

Q6: How does courage relate to leadership?
A6: Courage is a fundamental quality of effective leadership. Courageous leaders make tough decisions, take responsibility for their actions, inspire trust, and motivate others to take action. They are not afraid to challenge the status quo, advocate for change, or lead through uncertainty. By demonstrating courage, leaders build a culture of integrity and resilience within their teams or organizations.

Q7: What is the difference between physical courage and moral courage?
A7: Physical courage involves facing physical pain, hardship, danger, or threats. Examples include soldiers in combat or firefighters rescuing people from burning buildings. Moral courage, on the other hand, involves standing up for what is right, ethical, and just, even in the face of criticism, rejection, or social ostracism. It includes actions like whistleblowing, advocating for justice, or defending someone who is being wronged.

Q8: Can fear and courage coexist?
A8: Absolutely. Courage is not the absence of fear but the willingness to act despite it. Recognizing and accepting fear is a natural part of being courageous. Those who are courageous acknowledge their fears and move forward with determination and resolve to overcome the obstacles in their way.

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