Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength. (Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the U.S.)

Often when we think about courage, we envision heroes in wartime or those who have helped in times of natural disasters. Many of them, no doubt, would confess to their fear and hesitation, but they responded anyway. Roosevelt offers a different and helpful definition. We must all persevere even when we feel we don’t have enough strength to continue.

Each time [God] said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength. (1 Corinthians 1:25)