All posts in " courage "

Firestorm or whirlwind – or baby?

By Dave Henning / November 30, 2022

“Why would God come this time in the form of a baby, rather than a firestorm or whirlwind?  Because this time he has come not to bring judgment but to bear it, to pay the penalty for our sins, to take away the barrier between humanity and God, so we can be together.  Jesus is […]


The inexplicable mysteries of life – take courage

By Dave Henning / October 10, 2019

“In our suffering, and in life’s inexplicable mysteries, we can take courage.  We may never be able to answer all of the hard questions.  But think about it — the very fact that the evil in our world feels wrong and unjust, that sense we have that life should restore, uplift, and renew– that itself […]


Consider Jesus – or our circumstances

By Dave Henning / June 7, 2019

“Hebrews says that when your confidence is shaken and your courage is slipping, consider Jesus.  What does it mean to consider Jesus?  It means what you would assume it means; to contemplate.  To think about. . . .  Instead of ‘considering Jesus.’ we have a tendency to ‘consider our circumstances.’ “- Kyle Idleman “What is […]


Courage falters when we shift from Jesus

By Dave Henning / June 6, 2019

“Courage falters when we shift from Jesus to something or someone else.  We start to wonder if Jesus really is better. . . .  Don’t throw away your confidence.  It’s your confidence in Christ that will give you the courage to endure and not give up.  So grab hold of that with both hands and […]


Speaking courage into yourself

By Dave Henning / May 12, 2019

“Self-talk is speaking courage into yourself.  We choose our thoughts in the same way we choose a TV show or what to eat for dinner.  At any time, we can change the channel or the menu.  When self-pity begins to come on, it’s time to see what else is playing.”- Kyle Idleman Kyle Idleman concludes […]


Mechanic Bob versus ‘Mr. Dirt’

By Dave Henning / February 18, 2019

“You can no more trust Jesus and not intend to obey him than you could trust your doctor and your auto mechanic and not follow their advice.  If you don’t intend to follow their advice, you simply don’t trust them.  Period.”- Dallas Willard “So, do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  […]


A horizontal life of expectant faith

By Dave Henning / December 27, 2018

“The way God has designed us it that vertical hope (our hope in him) would fuel a  horizontal life of expectant faith and courageous action.”- Paul David Tripp In Chapter 9 (“The Comfort of God’s Grace”) of Suffering, Paul David Tripp underscores our need to remember our true identity as children of God.  Especially  in […]


Keep your small, fearful self close

By Dave Henning / September 19, 2018

“Try to keep your small, fearful self close to you. . . .  Let it teach you wisdom; let it tell you that you can live instead of just surviving.  Gradually, you will become one, and you will find that Jesus is living in your heart and offering you all you need.”- Henri Nouwen, The […]


Discouragement – a key battle Christians face

By Dave Henning / May 19, 2018

“One of the main battles Christians face is discouragement.  The Enemy knows it’s going to take a massive amount of courage to do what God has called us to do and become the person God has called us to be.”- Banning Liebscher “For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some […]


The recipient of extravagant grace

By Dave Henning / January 24, 2018

“I don’t give up hope.  Why?  Because I’m the recipient of extravagant grace.”- Ann Swindell Ann Swindell concludes Chapter 9 of Still Waiting as she proclaims this truth.  Physical healing without the grace of Christ’s presence within leaves you with nothing.  Nothing.  Thus, no physical healing in the world compares with the greatest treasure – […]


The darkest of times

By Dave Henning / May 30, 2015

“The Lord is near the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”- Psalm 34:18 “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”- 1 Samuel 16:6 As Charles Stanley continues Chapter 6 of Waiting on God, he notes that when we go through extended times […]


Courage and determination

By Dave Henning / May 29, 2015

In Chapter 6 (“Staying on Track: When the View Becomes Dark”) of Waiting on God, Charles Stanley states that it certainly is true that our wait can continue to be absolutely disheartening, especially when events don’t go our way or our burdens increase.  To our finite vision, it may appear as if the Lord never […]

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