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This second week in Brave Faith brought some wonderful and encouraging truths to the group:

  • Brave is often found right in the present moment. Sometimes it is easier to push forward to get through a difficult situation than it is to stay put. Yet many times God is wanting us to wait patiently, not rushing ahead so we don’t miss out on a valuable insight or lesson. “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope” (Psalm 130:5, NIV).
  • There is beauty to be discovered in every season, whether I see it or not. My eyes are straining to see your promises come true. When will you comfort me?” (Psalm 119:82, NLT). Are we straining to see His promises? Are we looking intently for His promises? We are to enjoy the gifts God brings to us in this current season, in this moment, in this day.
  • God’s plans may differ from our own. In Luke 22:42, we read Jesus’ words in prayer – “I want Your will not Mine.” If Jesus prayed these words, how much more do we? Our wills can be so stubborn. We must accept the truth that God knows what is best for us. He is good and all he does is good, even if we want something different, or to be different, or a different outcome. May our will bend to His.
  • God brings life and hope. He brings life even when we thought the winter would never end., and the dormancy would continue. But no, God brings life and hope. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” (Philippians 1:6, NLT). God took the initiative with us and can be trusted to continue working in us. He will move us to continual change and growth.
  • Soul work – the tending of the gardens of our soul – takes work. Gardening is hard work which takes ongoing and persistent maintenance. Year after year the work is done. This work increases our courage. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you” (Psalm 37:5, NLT).

Being brave does not always look the way we imagine. However, holding onto God’s Word in the current moment will bring us closer to Him and enable others to see brave faith at work in our lives.


This month I am sharing lessons learned from the Devotional “Brave Faith” by Mary Geisen. Week One can be found HERE. I hope you will return for week 3 next Monday. And in the meantime, you can read more about the book on the author’s website HERE .


Today I am joining … #DreamTogether and Inspire Me Monday .