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.” Js 1:9. God wants us to be brave and to be willing to step out of our comfort zone into the realm of faith where your steps will connect with God’s plans for your life. In one sense fear and courage are like muscles. The more we exercise them the more they will become our natural response. If you are fearful you will approach something new or challenging with fear. But as you start to step out in courage, you will realise you can do it, and it will become easier each time. So try doing something today that you’re afraid of and very quickly your self confidence and confidence in God will grow. Praise God today that He is always there for you, so don’t be afraid but be brave, and step out boldly in faith and together with God you will overcome any strongholds of fear in your life.