Courage is having confidence and strength to confront problems and situations head on.
Proverbs 028:001 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. Philippians 4:013 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 2 Timothy 001:007 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Deuteronomy 31:006 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Isaiah 41:010 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Psalms 31:024 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Joshua 1:009 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. 1 Corinthians 016:013 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
Discouragement is an inner emotional feeling. This feeling may come from feeling sad, or from being discouraged or you may feel depressed because you feel like there is no hope. Discouragement may come due to personal circumstances and personal problems, or perhaps it's something that is beyond your control and that it is causing a downward depression in your life. To begin to deal with discouragement, we first need to ask God in prayer to forgive us for our sins. 1 John 1:9, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Psalms, 051:012 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Pray and confess your problems and cares to the Lord. Pray and ask God to give you the strength to overcome or endure the hardship you're going through. Let God's Word help give you strength to over come your discouragement. Read and meditate on God's word. For more help consult a Christian counselor or pastor. Begin to fellowship with other church members and other Christians.
Matthew 11:028 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 11:029 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Philippians 004:013 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Psalms 147:003 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 2 Timothy 001:007 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Psalms 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalms 55:16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Isaiah 040:031 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 41:010 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Psalms 003:003 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 003:004 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. 003:005 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. Psalms 33:020 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. Psalms 34:017 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. Philippians 04:008 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 004:013 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 1 Peter 005:007 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.