Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.Joshua 1:9b
I believe God allows us to go through things which pull us out of our comfort zone because on our own we would never go there on our own. It’s times like these where we are stripped of everything we know to be true and left with our true selves.
In times when I am faced with needing to have courage, I get there by doing a lot of deep breathing, praying through the fear, trusting that God is with me the entire time, and believing that no matter what, God works out everything for good. I have found that the easiest way to finding courage is being vulnerable and be true to who you really are. God promises that He has already gone ahead of you into the situation that He has already planned out for you and has prepared everything to work out for good.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
It is in times of needing courage that we are pushed into the direction of growth. If left to ourselves, we may not have ever made the choice to move in the right direction. I believe that looking back, I see all the times I was forced to find courage were the times that lead me to where I needed to be.