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It's easy to be afraid of things, but God helps us to have courage!
Courage is just another word for being brave. Courage means you can stand up to fear and face it. Think about a fire fighter. When they get a call about a fire, they probably have some fear because fire is scary and unpredictable and there is a chance they can really get hurt. But, they have to run into the fire in order to put it out. They have to have the courage to face the fear and do what has to be done. It’s the same with us. When we’re afraid of going to a new school or trying out for a new team, we have to be brave and courageous, too. But here’s the good news. We don’t have to do it alone. God will help us to have the courage to face our fears. In fact, David wrote a psalm in the Bible that talked about how to be courageous. He was on the run from bad people and he learned how to trust God through it. Here’s what David did and it’s what we should do. When he was afraid, he remembered that God was his light. God would show him the way to go. He prayed a lot and asked God for help and was patient and waited for God to give him the strength he needed.