5 people in the Bible who inspire us to be brave

The call to be bold is by no means an easy one: In a culture that is increasingly hostile towards the Christian worldview, many struggle with feelings of anxiety, doubt, and fear. Maybe you can relate. In this feature, we share the stories of five courageous characters in the Bible to inspire us with boldness.

At the end of the day, having courage is possible for everyone. Being brave doesn’t mean we have no fears. It’s about choosing to act anyway, even when we are afraid. But how can we make this difficult choice? Beyond biblical examples that encourage us, pray for God’s help. That was what the disciples did in Acts 4. Their prayers were answered as “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly” (Acts 4:31). Let’s be intentional in turning to God and His Word – that we may be bold and brave in everything we do for Him!

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