Updated: Apr 21, 2022
Courage Can Only Exist in the Face of Adversity
This following is my post from Nov. 9, 2017 but these words seem oddly appropriate right now. The truth is, there can be no courage in the absence of adversity and there can be no faith if the victory is already seen. So, here is a call for us to have both faith and courage in these days.
True courage is not exhibited by staying the course while we are victorious. Rather, it is when we stay the course even in the midst of apparent defeat that courage is shown. Now, more than ever, we must stand by who we are and what we believe as Christians, not because those beliefs are popular, but because they are right.
We do not believe what we believe because it gets us votes. We believe what we believe because those principles are time-tested and true. Our belief in limited government through self-governance is historically documented to be the best course for liberty and justice for all. Our belief in the superiority of the private enterprise system over government socialism has equally proven itself to be the best course for the prosperity of the masses. And our unabashed belief in God as embraced by our founding fathers has proven to foster a government freer and more blessed than any other throughout history.
Now is not the time to re-evaluate our beliefs; it is the time to more fully understand and embrace them. Time will prove us to be on the winning side of history. Personalities do not save nations, principles do. We are on the side of right, and only by fearlessly and unabashedly embracing the above principles do we ultimately win.
Let us never forget the poignant words of our Star Spangled Banner, "Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto, in God is our trust!"