Throughout God's Word we take comfort from the words about not being afraid and being strong - God is always with us. This is true but God enables us courage to be ready to take a (firm) stand about matters of faith. More simplistically, always be ready to think, speak, and share the truth of God.
When you are prepared to take action you will always be more successful. There is nothing more important than your life in Christ.
What does the world hear when you speak?
Practice today putting God's Word in to practice. You will be glad you did.
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Jesus in Matthew 7