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005 Hope in the Face of Fear: How to be Courageous

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Release Date: 06/11/2019

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Episode Summary:

 

Have you ever struggled with worry, fear, anxiety, a lack of courage, or wondering about God’s purpose for your life and wonder how to be courageous? If so, this episode is the perfect show for you. Whether you’re facing struggles with singleness, the mounting challenges of marriage and motherhood, health issues, a financial crisis—God has equipped you to walk in freedom and confidence as you abide in Him, strengthened by His power and provision.

 

In this episode we are going to be talking to LaTan Roland Murphy, author of “Courageous Women of the Bible,” as she shares from her own personal experience how to be courageous. She shares how humility is a key to courage.

  

Quotables from the episode:

 

  • If you ever struggled with worry, fear, anxiety, a lack of courage, or wondering about God’s purpose for your life and wonder how to be courageous, you’ll want to listen to this episode.
  • We must stand on the truth of God’s word in order to be courageous.
  • We can be our own worst enemy and best enemy, which is a double-edged sword we end up using against ourselves. When God’s word becomes our double edge sword, it gives him so much room to carve away all the things we don’t want to be weighed down with, so we can live victoriously and courageously.
  • Hope requires waiting and waiting requires courage.
  • We can rest in knowing that God is in the middle of all the circumstances we face, He’s still at work, and He has a good ending.
  • Courage is the pure grit that helps us to press in even when we are most fearful. It keeps us moving, living, loving, and pursuing.
  • We need a Godly confidence. As we take in Christ, He reshapes us.
  • We are often full of fear, but wear a mask, and pretend to be something we aren’t.
  • If you want to have what others have, you have to be willing to do what they did to get there.
  • Sometimes, if we get an instantaneous miracle, we forget what God did, but if we have to participate in it, it makes more of a lasting impression and change in our heart.
  • When we have nothing but the word of God we have all we need.
  • So often we want to be in control, but if we would release our need to control to God, then we can realize our dependence on a big God.
  • God doesn’t need to use us, but we get a blessing because we make ourselves available to be used by Him.
  • When we are one on one with Him, we get to partner with the almighty in his supernatural strength.
  • Never stop praying. Talk with Jesus all day long. Fellowship with the One who has the answers when we don’t have all the answers.
  • Scripture says out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speak which means when we get bumped by life’s pressures, that’s what’s going to come out of us.
  • It’s hard to be courageous when we are holding on to worry, fear, and anxiety. If we would give Him control, the peace of God comes and then we can be courageous by trusting Him.

 

Scripture References:

  • Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6
  • God is near to the brokenhearted and rescues the crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)
  • Jesus prays for us. (John 17:20-23)
  • I promise you what I promised Moses: "Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you ... No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you. Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous ... Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:3-9)

 

 

Recommended Resources:

 

  • Courageous Women of the Bible: Leaving Behind Fear and Insecurity for a Life of Confidence and Freedom.” By LaTan Roland Murphy
  • “Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression” by Dr. Michelle Bengtson, winner of the Christian Literary Award Reader’s Choice Award
  • “Hope Prevails Bible Study” by Dr. Michelle Bengtson, winner of the Christian Literary Award Reader’s Choice Award

 

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Air Date: ­­­­­­­May 13, 2019

 

Guest: LaTan Roland Murphy, Event Speaker, Vocalist, Freelance Writer. 

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson