Sometimes we just feel less than brave.
We all do.
Not too long ago Luke, my 3-year-old grandson, and I flew a kite. It was his first time. It had been a long time for me. The Spider man kite with the long blue tail wasn’t much, but all we needed was a bit of wind.
After several bumpy tries, it weaved and bobbed and then took to the air. Luke jumped up and down and ran through the grass, crying out, “Look Gaga, look. It’s flying!”
Over this past week, I needed a bit of wind beneath my wings. That’s when I soak in scripture to find what I need. Maybe you’re feeling that way today, too.
Here’s a breath of spiritual strength just for you.
10 Scriptures for When You Feel Less Than Brave
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2 (ESV)
Have I not commanded you? 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 (ESV)
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 (ESV)
Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8 (ESV).
The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 (ESV)
So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:31 (NIV)
He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. Psalm 91:4-8 (NLT)
They had rowed three or four miles when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified, but he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here!” John 6:19-20 (NLT)
For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears.He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)