Be Brave and Courageous

Encouragement Today

The theme today is based on having the courage to continue moving forward when life seems difficult and your fear could paralyze you.

This week I made an image and dedicated it to my daughter because she truly lives the definition of what being courageous means.

She has several chronic health issues which she battles day in and day out. To see the pain she endures is heart wrenching as a mom to watch.

The definition of courage means,

Courage, n – The ability to do something that frightens one. “She called on all her courage to face the ordeal” strength in the face of pain or grief.”

My daughter faces many fears as she seeks treatment, countless shots, and surgeries, but she tackles all of them with so much bravery.

As October marks the third year of this journey for her, we find ourselves still on a quest for answers. It truly amazes me how strong, courageous. and brave she has been through all of this.

img_1917-1She has had many doctors through this journey and most have been good, but they found her conditions were more then the knowledge they had to treat her. She stumbled on a really bad one who turned out to be a blessing because had she not gone to him we wouldn’t have found her favorite doctor. Once we got to her favorite doctor her care seem to turn around and go in the right direction. He referred her to new doctors and new doors of exploration and we have managed stay with them. Unfortunately, this story doesn’t have a conclusion yet, as we are still seeking answers. She has had some new treatments and a surgery, which was more then she had prior to her encounter with all the other doctors. We are determined to keep fighting until God reveals the answers this child needs to understand all that is going on.

I am so proud of my daughter as she displays courage, bravery, perseverance, and determination daily. As she fights through this journey can she count on you to pray for God’s direction, healing, and wisdom? She isn’t asking as she doesn’t know I am writing this today. I’m asking as the weary mom who watches her struggle with the pain from it all. Lastly, if you could pray for peace and comfort for her tired body as well. It would mean a great deal to me, as her mom, to see her free of pain for a while. 

My dear friend, are you trying to courageously fight your own personal battle and the power of fear is always getting in the way?

Today I have a verse for you to cling to that should encourage you to stay in the battle with your head held high. It will serve as a reminder that God will bless you with the same bravery and courage to fight your battle as He has my daughter. Stay strong and brave and be reminded of God’s promise to never leave or farsake you. He is in this battle with you and He has the battle plans.

Hugs to each one of you battling as well and know you are not alone. There are others who are experiencing the same pressures, feelings and burdens. I will leave you with this bible verse and these encouraging words, “Be brave, strong, and courageous! God is on your side. See Joshua 1:9 for the actual verse.

This is your verse of Encouragement Today… “Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV

This post is dedicated to my sweet and beautiful daughter. I love you Kiddo and I am here for you every step of the way. 

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