“Give us the fortitude to endure the things which can not be changed, and the courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to know one from the other.” –Oliver J. Hart

Today, perhaps more than at any other time, it takes a lot of courage to bear witness to our beliefs, to avoid compromise when we know it is wrong, and to stand resolutely by our convictions when conscience says we must. It takes courage at times to agree. And it takes courage to disagree when disagree we must. When we know we should do that which is right, and we don’t have the courage to do it, it shows a lack of trust in God. It shows we don’t realize He is the source and supplier for courage to face any disconcerting reality of life.

There is no substitute for courage. Nor is there a substitute for a trust in God. Would it not seem when you have the one, you have the other?