True Courage, Lamb-like Lions
C. S. Lewis wrote, "Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point." In other words, courage is love at the testing point, when it comes to hard love. Courage is patience at the testing point, when we are fed up. Courage is peace at the testing point, when we are angry. It is resilience in Christ-like faithfulness. It is about being like Christ, who is both lamb-like and simultaneously lion-like.
King David knew what it meant to grow in fearlessness. He knew what courage under fire looked and felt like for he was surrounded by troubles, literally. And in the midst of theses troubles, David, writes Psalm 27. If you have a Bible I encourage you to turn to this Psalm. The foundation for David's fearlessness; the Lord. Without Him, we're in darkness, and that's were fears abound. The Lord is our light , our salvation, and our stronghold. His authority drives out our fear and anxiety.
Take a look at Psalm 27:4:
One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD.
The next time you are under fire from the beast of anxiety, look to the LORD. Look away from your worries to the kingdom of God. Look away not merely in a way that distracts us for a time, but reorder your perspectives with Scripture. Our fears can act like blinding fog stopping us from seeing the bigger picture. The solution to David's worries and ours; You have said, :Seek my face." My heart says to you, "Your face, LORD, do I seek." (Psalm 24: 8)
Lord, I come to you with a humble heart that seeks after you. I seek your face LORD. I look to You for You are my light in a dark world. You are my stronghold, and my salvation. You alone have the authority to drive out all of my anxieties and fears. Thank you for the gift of grace by which I have been saved through faith in Jesus Christ. Thank you for carrying my sin on the cross. Thank you for loving me. It is in Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.