Crown of Beauty Magazine The Brave Issue - Page 63

God. You have to be willing to take chances. And, yes, you have to be willing to fail sometimes.

I'm not going to give you some magic formula or promise that if you do a few things a certain way all of your problems will be solved and you'll have the courage of a lion. That's not how this works. It's a process. Life is a giant lesson in trusting God.

in trusting God.

I'm not particularly good at it, I'll freely admit that. But I'm getting better. That's what matters; that we keep moving forward. Maybe slowly, maybe with a lot of backwards steps in between, but forward.

So have courage, my dears.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33, NIV

He knows what we are. He knows we need him. He is not surprised by our weaknesses, and he doesn't think less of us for them. Our shortcomings are just another opportunity for Him to be glorified.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bethanny is a seventeen year old big dreamer and Jesus-lover. Indwelt with a passion for reading and writing from very early in her life, she has written several novels and currently writes for her local newspaper. In her free time, Bethanny, daughter and sister to her seven best friends, pursues other activities such as theater, dance, music, and anything Star Wars related.