HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.” Psalm 27:6
Out of faith, courage is born — out of faith alone.
For faith knows that the past of my life has been forgiven. It can say, The Lord is my salvation. And not until the strangling load of guilt is rolled away, not until the yoke of sin is broken off — have I freedom, buoyancy, energy, boldness. With no fears to haunt and harass me — I am brave to dare, to do, to suffer, and to win.
And faith sees that the presence of my life is filled with the power and the protection of God. It recognizes His nearness, His graciousness, and His omnipotence. It believes that He is closer to me than the enemy can ever be. He keeps me secretly in His pavilion. He hides me in the covert of His tabernacle. No foe may venture behind these walls of fire!
And faith finds the future of my life aglow with the rose of dawn. She waits, as one portrays her, “with suspended rapture in her face.” On this side of death, and on the farther side of death, behold, she says, it is all very good. Here and yonder, below and above — I shall dwell in the house of the Lord, to behold the beauty of the Lord! And thus I am stout of heart and rescued from disquietude and dread.