{Give Away Day} – A Chain of Courage

Let's create a chain of courage, ladies!

Without the action from one courageous woman the action of the next would not have been possible. 

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Did you find the courage we talked about in Encouragement for Today, inspiring? I so did! Reading about others who are courageous makes me want to step up and do the same! As I shared the chain of courage with my daughter, Mariah, she pointed out something very powerful: without the action from one courageous woman the action of the next would not have been possible. 

If the midwives in Exodus 1 were not courageous in defying Pharaoh’s edict, Moses’ mother, Jochebed, would not have had the opportunity to hide her new born boy, Moses, in the Nile. Her Hebrew boy would have been dead. End of story.

If Jochebed had not courageously hid Moses, Miriam would not have been bold enough to speak to Pharaoh’s daughter. There would have been no need. No reason for her to step out.

If Miriam would not have been courageous and spoken to Pharaoh’s daughter … who knows what would have happened to the millions of Israelites Moses was chosen by God to lead out of slavery.

But they were.

They took steps of bravery, making it possible for the next woman to be brave.

One act of a courageous woman can open the door for another woman to be courageous.

I’ve been pondering on this chain reaction and thinking of so many women in history who were courageous and opened the door for others.

Harriet Tubman, (interestingly called “Moses”), lead approximately seventy slaves out to freedom during the Civil War and became the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war. Her name was feared by slave owners because of her courageous acts.

Women, like Harriet Tubman, who were a part of the abolition movement sparked the suffrage movement for women’s right to vote and own property, making a way for you and I to be able to vote this November.

Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army, led the way for women to be able to publicly share the gospel.  Her act of bravery opened doors for women coming behind her to be able to live out the calling the Holy Spirit had poured into their lives as well. Catherine Booth opened the doors for me and you to publicly speak, sharing the Word of God as He stirs His words in us.

I could write posts all year long of the courageous women who have gone before us, opening doors so that we can have the opportunity to be brave and make a difference in our world at our time.

One of my life joys is watching my daughters as they become part of this chain reaction. Mariah, a social work major, is passionate about seeing laws changed when it comes to rape in our country, especially rape on our college campuses.

My youngest daughter, Madi, has a heart to use her own struggles to help women reach past their insecurities, difficulties and struggles to reach their fullest potential.

How about you, friend? Where will you take a step of courage, in the footsteps of women who have gone before you?


Let’s be brave together, friends. God has more for us when it comes to seeing and sharing His glory with others through our lives. Keep the chain of courage going on and on and on until Jesus says to each and every one of us, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” 

Today, I’m giving away this beautiful print to remind you to walk in faith. I keep mine right above my stove in my kitchen as a daily reminder not to look at what I see, but instead to God’s promises.

We walk by faith, not by sight. 1 Cor. 5:7

To enter to win, comment on the blog, an area where you want to be brave and walk in faith. If you are busy, simply say, “I’m in!” (Only those comments posted on the website will be put in the entry).



  1. I want to be bold for my Lord Jesus. My heart is heavy for the loss ones in my family and for those I’m around daily. I’m in!

  2. I want to show Jesus to my family more often! I’m in!

  3. I want to be more courageous in my faith. I want to trust God and follow Him with everything I am. I’m in!

  4. May we all have the strength to be strong and courageous. May He help us every day to be his willing vessel to accomplish His will for each day. May He give us the ability to not look at what we see but to have the faith that he is working in our loved ones. I’m in!

  5. Always walk in faith not in sight, in sight we only see the beautiful world God created, in faith we see Him with us.

  6. Karen Pope says:

    I want to have the courage to love extended family members when they mock my faith in Jesus. I choose to believe that they know not what they do. Thanks for your ministry. I’m in!!

  7. I’m. I want more of God in every area and certainly need Him.

  8. I pray God will reveal to me how I can show courage to my daughter that she can also have courage in her faith. I’m in!

  9. Jackie Morales says:

    I want to go out of my comfort zone and be bold for His Glory. I’m starting a Christian apparel line of tee shirts and I want to impact our town and then as the Lord sees fit to grow, impact the nation. Jesus saves and I want to share his love with the lost.

  10. I want to be intentionally on the lookout for where God can use me and have the courage to jump in and do so.

  11. I’m in! For the restoration of health in my only children from Chronic Lyme Disease.

  12. I’m trying to be brave as my family deals with the effects of addiction. I see God working, but it is one of the most difficult things I have ever dealt with.

  13. I want the courage to stand up for Jesus and remember this promise everyday – I’m in!

  14. Sometimes I feel as though I have been on a rollercoaster most of my life where my Lord is concerned. I want
    to be a becon of the Lord consistently for my family. I truly need to start with my mother as we have such a strained relationship. I want to have courage to repair that relationship. Please Lord show me the way. I’m in but need your prayers.

  15. I want to increase confidence that I can handle the hurdles in life with faithful obedience.

  16. I want to have the consistency to pray for my son who is not following Jesus, and the the courage to following the Spirit’s leading as to when/if I should talk to him. Please help me Lord!

  17. I want to have courage and walk by faith though this terrible trial I’m going through. I’m in!

  18. Stephanie says:

    What a beautiful devotion today! Thank you Lynn!! I want to be bold and courageous for all the women in my family to see. May God give me the wisdom and strength!

  19. I want to be brave in my faith; for my future. So many uncertainties right now, but I choose to keep my eyes on the problem solver rather than my problems!

  20. I want to have the courage to stick with the ministry my biological mother and I are forming for married and single mothers. Especially mothers with troubled pasts. One minute I am extatic about how God is moving and paving the way and the next I am terrified at failing and being a fraud and wondering if all the work creating a website and writing a book on Joswph’s life is worth anything. Who am I to think that God can speak through me? Even if I don’t win I think I’ll go out and buy something like this quote because it speaks to me so much right now! Below it says for me to list my website, so I listed the site that will go live next week. But for now, you can find us at http://www.butgodperiod.wordpress.com Loved your post on the Proverbs31 daily devotional! Thank you!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Erica, you are being brave! If we don’t step out, no one will receive the encouragement. If we do step out, we can trust God with the outcome. That part is His!

  21. I want to be more brave in expressing my faith. I want to be the person to change my family’s relationship with the Lord.

  22. I want to be more brave in sharing Jesus, and also courageous in my marriage to love more unconditionally!

  23. Lee Ann Avery says:

    I want to be that prayer warrior for my family!

  24. cindy Paz says:

    Thank you lord..for the power of your son jesus christ…Iam In

  25. I want to host a small women’s conference in my town and I need faith to step out and use the gifts the LORD has given me.

  26. I want to walk by faith and not let my worries get in the way. Being in God’s word on a daily basis will help me to do this and will give me more courage to live more like Him.

  27. I want to be aware of the opportunities God brings and go forward with courage depending on Him for wisdom, direction, and strength.

  28. Never thought of Miriam in that way! I’m in!

  29. I choose to be courageous in following God when I know he is leading me even though it may not be in my comfort zone, I’m in!

  30. Diane Maness says:

    I’m in. I want to be courageous to all my family.

  31. Kristen R says:

    I’m in, too! Fear and anxiety are exhausting! I’m ready for new life!

  32. As a single mom of two, and now only adult child, helping my parents as they age, I am finding I can’t do it.
    I have to run to Jesus every morning (and all day long) and place in His hands my concerns and responsibilities. I am learning to let go, and walk by faith more and more. (I still have lots of room for improvement! )

  33. I want to be bolder in my daily walk. I have so many opportunities to share on a daily basis but because I am not a “people person” I know I am missing a lot of those opportunities.

  34. We lost our eldest son in Sept. 15, and 3 weeks ago I lost my job. I need to turn all my burdens over to Jesus and be a witness for the rest of my family that I trust Him and know he alone is in control and can help me heal.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Oh Diane, my heart breaks for your loss. May the God of all comfort comfort you and with that comfort, one day may you be able to comfort others. He is with you!

  35. Lord, give me the courage to keep pressing into you…daily…getting to know you more…let not this desire subside. You’re a good good Father

  36. I work in an environment where I need to be courageous to help inspire others on my team to have courage and stay faithful, too. Sometimes our courage effects people outside of our family,too. I pray that God will always find me faithfully going to Him for He has the endless supply of both strength and courage that I need!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Yes, Colleen! In every aspect of our worlds, others need us to display the courage of God. In our neighborhoods, work, church, community. Lord, give us Your boldness!

  37. I want to show more bravery and be more courageous in living out my faith and being the woman, wife, mother and grandmother that the Lord wants me to be; with my words and actions everyday!

  38. What a beautiful print and even greater reminder! Thank you!

  39. I want to have the faith of Miriam to face the work force I am in, To praise God in a way I know that I could and provide guidance to my family and especially my husband in restoring our souls and put all the worries we face daily in a better perspective and have the faith to let go and LET GOD!
    I’m In!

  40. Thank you for this timely message. I’m I’m!

  41. I’m in! Sharing this with my teenage daughter.

  42. Denise richards says:

    I am in!! I want to walk by faith as I pray for reconciliation with my son. I know only God can work in his heart and I have faith and believe that in His timing my son’s heart will soften and he will want to be a part of his family.

  43. I need that encouragement!

  44. val kisamore says:

    I have 2 relatives that I want the courage and boldness to share my faith with.

  45. This hit home for me–I needed to be reminded that He has called me to be bold in my faith-no matter the circumstance and not to curl up and hide like I always do…courage to stand with Jesus by my side,nno matter what.Thanks for this message!

  46. After 30 years of marriage my husband walked away from me, his disabled wife. With no support financially or emotionally I learned at a very difficult time in my life what having faith truly meant. Although more storms came along this journey called life I learned each and every time that my Father would never leave me nor forsake me. When I could see no way where I was going or what to do He came through, just in time, to protect me and provide for me. At times I still struggle to not look down the road and be filled with fear but then I read His promises and know that His word does not come back void.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Thank you so much, Audrey, for sharing this powerful testimony of your courage and God’s faithfulness!

  47. I’m slowly learning to walk in Faith and share my testimony and my everyday story.
    I need to keep my eyes(heart) on God and block out all the noise.

  48. What a great reminder of the legacy of courageous faith that we as believers come from. Thank you.

  49. I need to be strong and bold at work. Sometimes very easy to get caught up in conversations not appropriate or given an opportunity to speak about my faith and I don’t.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      An answer to my prayers! Father, show April who, when and how and help her to take the steps to go in the power of Your name. Amen

  50. I want to be brave and courageous as I continue this journey of leading people to god through Jesus Christ. I want my life to be a witness, like Shiphrah, Puah, Joceabed, Miriam, Harriet Tubman, and the many, many other women who stood a stand and stood in the midst of possible deathly circumstances. I’m all the way in!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      God, pour into Carolyn the boldness and bravery she longs for. As she steps out, may she sense Your presence stepping out with her. Amen

  51. …investing in others over the worry that they will expect more from me than I can give

  52. I would like to pray for more confidence as I teach 5th grade. Being bold with my students and their families is part of the mission field of teaching. I pray for the Lord’s strength, wisdom, & peace. God has not given me a spirit of timidity, but of power, love, and discipline.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Amen! Lord, show Jennifer just when to be bold. She is your hands and feet to these young people who are so very impressionable. Amen

  53. Lord help us choose courage over complacency. This spoke to my heart this morning. it’s exactly the word I needed to hear. I have to make a decision today about a job. Leaving the complacency of the current one and having the courage to step out into a field of the unknown but yet feel called to. I know this is the Lord leading me today to be courageous and set an example for my own daughters.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      He is with you, Sue!

      “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deu. 31:6

  54. I need faith in my role as a homeschool Mom & my continuing ability to educate and guide her in God’s word.

  55. Teresa Wilson says:

    I’m in. It is so hard to be brave, thank you Jesus for making it possible.

  56. I’m definitely in!

    I have been feeling God nudge me to consider changing careers. It will mean a cut in pay. I was adopted as an infant and I want to be involved in adoption in some way. Praying for the courage to step out on my faith and take a job where my heart is but not the money.

  57. Katharine L White says:

    I want to be courageous after the loss of our daughter comma and teach others how to be strong and God’s ways even though we don’t understand them exclamation point

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Katharine – I cannot comprehend your loss. May I pray for you?

      Father, so often we do not understand the “whys” in life and yet we trust You. Continue the healing in Katharine’s life. I know You will use her to help others in their place of need as well. Amen

  58. God blessed me to be the adoptive mom of three young boys with special needs. Attachment disorder, learning disabilities, brain damage from drug affects, and mental illness are things that are now part of our lives as we grow as a family. Our current situation is unpredicable and overwheling as my youngest is progressing in an unpredicable and intense mental illness we can’t seem to get a diagnosis or help for. My hope is in the only One who knows and loves him even more than I do. I can’t afford to let my fear of our future shape my reactions to him now. I know God chose me to be his mom, and I know God wants what’s best for him even more than I do.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Your courage is so inspiring, Sandi! Incredible steps of faith!

      Father, give this family the wisdom they need according to James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives liberally …” Please show them the diagnosis with this child they love and lead them to the help they need to help him reach his fullest potential. Amen!

  59. I want to be brave in breaking the chains of anxiety, worry, & fear off of my family’s life!

  60. I pray for my son as he is facing difficulties at school. He is turning to the Lord; even at a young age. But, I see the fear in his eyes. I want to be a model of Godly courage for my son as he goes through these difficulties. Lately, the Lord has flooded our family with verses on fear and courage. Even today, your devotional was sent in God’s perfect timing! He is so good.

  61. April White says:

    “I’m in”
    I want to make a difference and I pray daily for the Holy Spirint to guide me the direction
    as to where He wants me to be. As I do walk by Faith and not by sight alone!!

  62. I am the only one in my family that walks with the Lord. While it is difficult to go back home, I continue to go and pour into my aging parents. I have the hope of our mighty Lord that He will change their hearts. I press in for all of my family members and can only hope that they see me as different and want what I have.

  63. Carol Peter says:

    I’m IN! May God use me as a mother to my daughters and to my family and friends to not fear but to step out in faith, love and all of God’s promises!

  64. I want to be brave and walk in faith about everything. A faith that is not shaken, a faith that trusts God day in and day out for absolutely everything! I purchased the Proverbs 31 Devotional Overcoming Fear and I am really enjoying it. I struggle with fear everyday and I don’t want my children to see Fear. I want them to see Overcoming, sustaining, Joyous Faith. I want them to Know God is someone to be trusted every minute of every day.

  65. I so needed this today. I am a post abortive woman. I had an abortion at 17 years old. For years I have lived in shame and fear. 30 years to be exact. This time last year Jesus redeemed me. He has completely healed me and has called me into a ministry mentoring pregnant teens. Lately, I have been feeling the call the speak publically to women and speak of God’s amazing grace and the hope only He can give. I am speaking tonight to a group of 25 women at a local church. Please pray for me that I would be careful to give God all the glory through my words.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      You are brave, Karen!

      Father, thank you for everything You have taken Karen through in this healing process. Holy Spirit, pour in her and out of her as she speaks of and invites others to partake in Your forgiveness and grace! Amen

  66. thanks so much for this blog! I am becoming a prayer warrior and have been the first in my family. My daughter is far bolder than i am even. She is at Liberty in grad school and has done several long mission trips.

  67. Jessika Michaelangelo says:

    I want to be more courageous in my faith & in sharing the good news with my family & friends. Count me in!

  68. I’m in! I want to be more courageous in my faith and sharing with my unsaved friends. I want them to know my Lord as their Savior and one who loves them more than they will ever know.

  69. beth scarbrough says:

    I’m in…all of me!!!

  70. Paula Howard says:

    I’m definitely in!!

  71. I’m in! I want to be more courageous

  72. Megan spoerr says:

    I’m soooo in! God deserves all we have to give for all he gave to us!

  73. I want to be brave in my workplace. I find it easier to be brave when I’m with other believers…not so much with those who have yet to make a decision for Christ.

  74. stephanie says:

    I want to be brave for my family!!

  75. This past year I have been in a season of Restoration. I have accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior. At Church, I received an amazing blessing, as the pastor prayed over me the Holy Spirt told me that my sins have been forgiven, the devil has been defeated and I have been set free….. I was able to rest in the Holy Spirit. WOW!!! I have been set free!!! Three weeks ago I was baptized. I feel like I am just floating every day, it is truly an amazing feeling. I pray for the courage to share my experience and to be able to bring others to Christ. Thank you so much for this blog post.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Cindi – I LOVE your testimony! Jesus, help Cindi to spend time with You every day, filling her heart with truth and building the firm foundation for her faith to be built on. Amen!

  76. I’m in. Need courage in my faith walk

  77. Alicia Wilder says:

    I needed this today – I’ve had a terrible week where what I thought was a close friend and mentor plead guilty to some horrific crimes. This affected my whole family, as we were all close with his family. I really doubted myself and my faith that someone in the ministry could do such a thing, and spent most of this week curled up in a pity party, afraid to face it head on. Today I read this and suddenly realized that firstly, this isn’t about me, but secondly I needed to be brave and realize that I needed to step out and help others who are also dealing with these types of things. Even if I don’t win, I really appreciate the message you shared and thank you so much for helping me out of this dark spot!

  78. Dori Sheese says:

    I too, need boldness to speak to other about Jesus, my Lord. The print is beautiful!! I’m in!

  79. Joyce Kortze says:

    Following God’s direction is not for the faint of heart! He nudged me yesterday to speak to a person with whom I haven’t had the greatest history. That’s what I get for praying for courage. He empowered me to step out in faith and be vulnerable. I knew it was Him the moment the challenge arose. So, I am praying for the courage to continue to pray for growth, knowing that, because of His great love for me, God always answers those prayers with a ‘yes!’

  80. Brittany F says:

    I’m in! This devotion was exactly what I needed to hear today. My younger sister has been facing one of life’s toughest battles – a custody battle – and she has been in a constant state of fear for the past few months. I too have been so FEARFUL of what the potential outcome would be… To be honest, I’ve been a worry wart instead of a prayer warrior. But just as Deuteronomy 31:6 says, God goes with us. He will never leave us and He is in control. I forwarded the Proverbs 31 devotional to her and we’ve made a pact to be less fearful and more courageous. We are going to put on the armor of God and let Him fight our battles. Please pray for her. Please pray that God’s will be done in her and her son’s lives. Thank you!!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Jesus, Brittany and her sister need a miracle. As they lean on You for courage, fill their hearts. Help them to slam the door on fear so faith can find a way to take root. Amen!

      1. Brittany F says:

        Lynn, You just brought tears to my eyes. God knew exactly what I needed today. Thank you for petitioning the Father on our behalf. I signed up for your blog posts just now and I look forward to being filled with the Spirit by your words of encouragement. I sincerely thank you for the work that you are doing. May God bless you and keep you and yours!

    2. Melissa S says:


      I went through this trial a few months ago and it was the most debilitating time in my life but I prayed to God daily that I wouldn’t respond in a manner that wouldn’t please Him. My nights were long and lonely and it causes you to look at every flaw as a mother but God brought me through it. May the Lord watch over the child(ren) and bring peace and calmness to all those it has taken a toll on.

  81. My mother is fighting against stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. The battle began a year ago when she was nearly paralyzed due to breast cancer spreading to the bone on her spine. After a long surgery, rehab, and recovery we found out it was also in her hip and shoulder. She seemed to be improving but yesterday we found out the cancer is growing still and now has spread to her liver. She will soon begin chemotherapy and of course we’re anxious and saddened by the news of all of this. My encouragement to a friend the other day was “Don’t let the devil steal your joy! The glory is the LORDS, He has a plan.”. Those words came ringing back in my ears this morning as worry and sorrow filled my heart and mind concerning my own life. I laid it all at His feet and asked for courage to face each day with the strength that only He can give in times like these. My heart needed your words of courage today, thank you!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Erin – I am so very sorry. I, too, have had a parent struggle with cancer. It is heart breaking to see someone we love hurt so much.

      Jesus, help Erin to see You in this situation that appears only dark and sad. You are God … no matter what. Help her to turn to You over and over and over again. Amen

    2. Dear Erin, I understand your pain and suffering, cancer can be terrifying! Both my parents passed from this horrific disease, three of my brothers had prostate cancer (all alive today) and my 31 yr. old son was diagnosed with brain cancer (he is doing great today!). During that challenging year, I would not have endured that season without the love and support of friends and family. MOST importantly, I came to depend more deeply on God’s Word and how He protects, provides and guides our every step. Please trust in God’s plan, I will be praying for your mother and your family. I want to share something else with you, I feel like God wants me to reveal this to you and WHY I came across this today! (I seldom read these blogs.) During this process with my son, I learned a lot about prevention and beating cancer through my own research, reading and watching documentaries. I don’t know if this will help, but right now, there is an excellent resource on Facebook, called “The Truth About Cancer.” Is a 9-part documentary on preventing and beating cancer with alternative and natural treatments. This is FREE to watch. PLEASE, don’t misunderstand, I’m not suggesting this is the way to go for your mother, but merely…’to offer’ there are other options available. God bless!

      1. Lynn Cowell says:

        Thank you so much for sharing, Kat!

  82. Shawnia Holler says:

    I want to be the Woman Wife and Mother God has created me to be❤️❤️❤️

  83. I LOVED the inspiration in today’s words!
    How powerful the words related!
    I’m in!

  84. Erin Trevino says:

    I want to be more courageous about sharing my faith. I’m in!!

  85. I am in! I want to bravely continue to walk as a woman of faith, speaking as God gives me words, whether I am in my politically correct workplace or in my home with my suddenly agnostic husband.

  86. Terri Septer says:

    I’m in! I want to be bold and courageous with my family and friends who are lost without Jesus our Savior & Lord!

  87. I am at a place in my life where I want to step out of my comfort zone. I had been praying for God to show me what he wanted from me in my life. Almost a year ago we went on a mission trip to his a vbs for impoverished children. That really touched day heart. Aa fee months after that I was asked if ever if I was asked if I would pick up and go to help plant a church in another state that is one of the most unchurched stares in America. I prayed and immediately said yes. We are still deeply praying about it but have taken one visit trip already and are fixing to take another. Please pray for God’s guidance and wisdom.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Lord, please give clarity to Kecia on whether or not to move to be a part of the church plant. You have given her gifts and talents. Help her to see where she can have the biggest impact on Your kingdom! Amen

  88. Marian Hindall says:

    Lynn, i left my remark on your Facebook page. I just found your blog. It was a long post.In a nut shell, i want to be courageous right now since the passing of my husband 17 months ago. I want to be strong for my adult daughters when they have days of missing their dad. Thank you for your post and lesson today. God bless you.

  89. I’m in! I want to be courageous!! Thank you and God Bless You All!!

  90. Melissa S says:

    I need to be courageous and make the decision to rebuild my marriage regardless of what my fear is on what people what think and say or my fear of whether it will work or not.

  91. Angel Goble says:

    Your devotion was such an inspiration and just what I needed to hear today! My mom was a Christian but passed away when I was a small child. I came into my faith later in life and have been determined ever since that I am going to leave a faith filled legacy to my children. One of my children is saved, one is not, both are adults now. I needed some encouragement that it’s not too late and to keep praying and being a witness with my life! I’m in!!

  92. I want to be brave enough to mentor young girls in my church.


    I want to be brave for my daughter to show her that she can do anything as long as she has the Lord in her heart.

  94. Denise G. says:

    I want to be a better version of me, a woman who is filled with confidence of who she is in Christ!! A woman more bold, more courageous, no more fear holding me back from being the wife, mom, and the daughter of Our King I am called to be!! I’m in!! I’m in Jesus!! Jesus I come!! ❤️?❤️

  95. I’m in! I definitely need a dose of bravery! I just found out I am pregnant at 40!?! My husband is thrilled, our 13 year old and 10 year old sons are happy too. I am the one struggling with God’s plan. We just moved into our new home, a remodeling project. I am surrounded by boxes and daily fears. I’m a 40 year old expecting mother, whom had gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia at 27 so 13 years later I am beyond nervous.

    I am so glad I saw this blog post today, Proverbs 31 Ministeries always seems to hit home for me.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Lisa – you are brave! You can know for sure the Father knew you were the one to bring this child into the world. Lord – Your name is Jehovah Rapha, our healer. We pray over Lisa’s pregnancy and ask You to have each part of her body and pregnancy go well. We say no to gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia and yes to health for our sister! Amen

  96. I want the courage to move forward in my faith as I have been stuck for awhile. I’m in.

  97. I want to have more courage while facing a medical battle. Also, to be brave enough to share God’s Word in truth and love, with those who rebuke or rebel against Him. Thank you!

  98. I’m in!! I want to walk as a strong courageous woman of faith, with wisdom and confidence of who God created me to be.

  99. I want to be a more courageous mother!!

  100. Love this verse! We named our youngest son after it, in fact. Our Walker is a daily reminder of God’s faithfulness!

  101. I want to be brave and walk in faith in my church, when my pastor asks me to lead a group, I want to step up and walk in faith, rather than shy away and tell myself I’m not equipped!

    Thank you, Lynn! Love your words!

  102. Thanks for this today Lynn – and thank you for being courageous, for all of us reading it!
    I want to be brave in sharing the gospel more. I do share but I am sometimes at a loss for words. I need to hear more from His Holy Spirit to hear the words that I am to speak…and that it’s Him and not me.
    A perfect verse too! It’s the essence of our walk with Him.

  103. I want to be courageous when it comes to dealing with my chronic pain.

  104. Diane Wenger says:

    I’m in! I want to be courageous in continuing to step out of darkness from satan’s ugly lies and rise up and walk in newness of life each day. I want to speak truth in love to my 8 children and my husband and pray fervently for our family to be set free from spiritual bondage.

  105. I’m in! I want to be courageous by sharing what God has done in my life! I want to give hope to women who might be lost, like I once was. I want to share the love of Jesus! I carried guilt and shame for so many years, even after coming to know the Lord, but that guilt and shame is covered by God’s amazing Grace, and that is the most awesome thing ever! I’m tired of being quiet, I’m in! 🙂 ❤

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Lord, empower Rachelle to use her testimony to help others to be set free by You as well! Amen

  106. Jessica F says:

    I am in! Wanna be brave enough to say yes to homeschooling my son. Prayers needed. Thanks

  107. I was t to be more courageous,brave,wboldhen I pray ?

  108. I want to be brave in every aspect of my life. Thank you for sharing your heart in this post. I look forward to studying more about these brave women that you mentioned!

  109. Debra LeBarron says:

    I really like this article,it has helped me to have more courage and we all need that!!!!!! Thanks

  110. Charlotte Kessler says:

    I need more courage in my life and to let go of my fear and anxiety and to trust and walk with God every minute of the day. I’m In!

  111. I’m in! Oh yes I’m in!!

  112. Carol Noto says:

    Need this reminder during the storm – I’m in.

  113. I have felt this “little push” to start a group for my mamas, a group to be uplifted, motivated and encouraged through the love of our Lord. I have been so reluctant, fearful, because I don’t have it all planned out or know where it’s going. I just know how important it is to take a few minutes out of my day to spend with Jesus, and I want to share that with other mamas in the trenches of pareting. I prayed about it this morning, and then read this… It’s time….

  114. Michelle Hopkins says:

    I’m facing some medical issues as well as life changing decisions. As a mom of young children Fear overwhelms me at times.

  115. I’m in. Raising my 9 year old granddaughter and looking forward to sharing in the wise counsel of your blog.

    Thank You

  116. Missy Byrd says:

    I want to be a brave and courageous example for my unbelieving husband and my two boys who look to my husband most of the time as an example. But I pray someday they will look back and see a strong woman of the most high God.

  117. I want to be brave in my finances and be willing to give without hesitation and trust that God will provide!

  118. To set God h honoring boundaries with my husband, and become more of who God wants me to be is my walk of courage

  119. Courage is such an admirable trait to have and if infused with faith can bring God’s light to the world. I am writing a book that is directed to young people and praying the words I use can bring a message of how to trust in God’s promises and have joy and security in knowing the Lord Jesus. This work in progress has been ongoing for many years and I have had moments of doubt and fear that nothing will come of it. The words you wrote in this message gives me courage and incentive to continue what I’ve started. It was God’s call that started my writing journey and must press on!

  120. Linda Richards says:

    Having studied about the birth of Moses in the Bible over the years, I’ve thought about the danger, but never much contemplated on the issue of the great Faith and Courage that the midwives and Jochebed possessed in order to commit these great acts. Then Miriam, because of her mother’s training and the example “modeled, obeyed her mother’s instructions, even herself having Courage and Holy Boldness to approach Pharoah”s daughter on her baby brother’s behalf. Now at the age of 64, I pray as David did in Psalm 71 verse 18, “Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O GOD, do not forsake me, until I declare YOUR Strength to this generation, YOUR Power to everyone who is to come.” in JESUS’ Holy Name, Amen!

  121. Suzanne Welling says:

    I want to have faith that my daughter who has been struggling with illness for over a year will be healed and will live a normal life.

  122. I must be strong and courageous, this is an overarching thematic season of my life. God has put numerous resources in my path, (including you Lynn) to strengthen me. Isaiah 58:11 says, “The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” I am so grateful for you and the team of Proverbs 31 ministries. When you grow weary of deadlines and the stress of life weighs you down, please know that you are making a difference.

  123. Lynn, this is just what I needed to hear and meditate on…fear has been jerking me around relentlessly this year. THANK YOU for such a beautiful reminder of those who have gone before us and for such a poignant battle cry as we move forward.

  124. I want to have courage to pursue adoption. I want to be bold in expanding the idea of a family. To teach my biological children that we are called to love others as we love oursel ourselves. To extend our live to those who have no family to share life with.

  125. Suzette Royal says:

    Without faith it is impossible to please God! I want to please him by having faith to expand my business.

  126. shellie nikitenko says:

    I want to be courageous enough to live every day for God and not the approval of man. I’m in!

  127. Lisa Kuras says:

    I’m in! I want to trust God completely with my health.

  128. I’m in! My co-workers need Jesus!

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