Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid, it means you don't let fear stop you. Fear resides more in our minds than in reality. If you think you will not, you are right you will not. If you think you can, you are right you can.
Fear is always caused by a limited revelation of:
Gehazi (Elisha’s servant) had gone out to relieve himself but ran back inside after seeing the Syrian army. All of us see but we see differently. Elisha prayed for Gehazi's spiritual eyes to be opened. The more you know God's power the more courageous you become.
Faith is about knowing who is backing you. Settle in your spirit, if God is with me who can be against me.
Effects of fear
Some subtle fears
The root of lying is fear
Moses: Four acts of courage
1) Courage to rely & trust on divine providence
God knows what He is doing [Some values and virtues go from generation to generation (Moses learnt it from parents)]. Pharaoh gave an edict that all sons should be killed. The parents saw the child and saw that he was not ordinary- he was a prince. A prince needs to be respected and honoured. They went against the edict of Pharaoh because though he was divinity they knew God was greater. The god of the Nile River was the leading god in Egypt, they were showing trust in God's ability to make this god work out God's plan.
Divine providence at work
The basket was placed exactly where the princess was to bathe