Famed World War II tank commander General George Patton said, “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”
If you give in to your fears, you are on the path to defeat. If instead you stand strong in spite of your fears, you are on the path to victory.
And we must never forget that we are not in the battle alone. With the power of God on our side, we cannot be defeated.
“To me, it has been a source of great comfort and strength in the day of battle, just to remember that the secret of steadfastness, and indeed, of victory, is the recognition that ‘the Lord is at hand’." - Duncan Campbell.
2 Tim 1:7 (RSV): “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.”