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The basis of true courage

From the May 1989 issue of The Christian Science Journal

What can we do when we're scared? How can we be brave when we are up against something really frightening, something that seems to threaten our health, our business, our finances, our morals, our children, our relationships, our very sanity? How did David do it, when he went out alone to face the most fearsome warrior in the enemy's ranks? How did Moses keep his nerve at the water's edge, while Pharaoh's horsemen bore down on the Hebrews? How did Daniel have the courage to endure a night in the lions' den? And how could Christ Jesus have had the poise to surrender himself deliberately into the hands of the power establishment that was plotting his death? It couldn't have been mere bravery, or stoicism. There are times when human courage seems far from adequate.