Psalm 31:24 KJV
 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord .
Have you ever experienced a day that was filled with planned celebratory events only to have something interrupt your plans? In the midst of all the preparing to celebrate there arise a crisis? It was suppose to be a notable celebratory day that would serve in your memory for the rest of you days.
"Ma'am, your son has been in an accident."
The words ringing in my ear, life paused. I was speechless. My thoughts were many and quick but no words came out of my mouth. The gentleman assured me that my son was okay and that he was apparently shook up but he appear to be physically fine. The images that flooded my mind's eye were overwhelming as I attempted to process how was I going to get to my son. After all, he was driving my car because his needed gas and the school was almost thirty minutes away. The situation was intensified when I could not get in touch with my husband and my cell phone needed to be charged.
Getting into my son's car I prayed, "Lord you are God. You promised me that no harm will over take me nor disaster come near my dwelling place (Psalm 91:10). I choose to walk in faith. I thank you for my son's life an for getting me there safe." I took a deep breath, exhaled and started his car and drove to meet my son. As I did I heard, "Courage."
As I drove I felt myself begin to become overwhelmed with mixed emotions. Anxious to hear from my husband. Again, I inhaled, exhaled and prayed aloud, "Lord, you said be anxious for nothing and to present my request to you in prayer and thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6). Your Word says, it is your will that in everything, I am to give you thanks (1 Thessalonians 5:18)."
Inhale, exhale... Again I heard, "Courage."
Truthfully, I knew the Holy Spirit was at work. I sensed His overwhelming presence. I just wanted a hand to hold... I made one more call (cell phone battery at 10%). They answered.
You must know beloved in times like these every word you speak matters! Every word has the power to effect the situation. After a brief greeting, I simply told her that I need prayer to keep my focus. Her words of comfort and peace confirmed what I already knew .
Still the sound of "Courage", took authority over any noise that attempted to dictate my focus.
I am grateful that my son was alright. I was grateful for the gentleman that stopped to be there with my son through this difficult time. I am grateful for the words that held my hands. I am even more grateful for the Holy Spirit, as He spoke to me all along to "be of good courage".
As I reflect on the past week, it has been revealed to me that although we experience crisis they ironically points us to Christ. The phonemic similarity of the word "crisis" gives settle indicator that one will either call upon Christ in the midst of the crisis as Lord over us even in midst of the crisis or will choose to blame Him for it and walk away. Often times referred to as a "crisis of belief" are the moments in our lives
My day was not a day of superheroes that altered the crisis. It was the supernatural Word of God that altered me, comforted me and empowered me to face an uncertain situation with courage.
Our scripture says to "be of good courage" meaning to prevail, be secure, and to grow. When facing situations and circumstances that seems difficult, unbearable, undesirable, and challenging know that it is Him that is strengthening you to do so. Know that you have the strength needed for whatever you face already within you. This strength and assurance allows you to wait on Him with great expectations not doubts ruled by fears. There is a quote that says "courage is not the absence of fear but the acquired ability to move beyond fear". In a crisis you may experience some apprehensions but walk in faith, towards God anyway knowing that you are strengthened each step of the way.