Jesus often told His disciples to be of good courage, to be of good cheer. When Paul was facing great danger as we read in Acts 23:11, The Lord appeared to him and told him to have courage. The word used there actually means be of good cheer. We also see the same word used in John 16:33 where Jesus talks about giving us His peace and to take heart for He has overcome the world. Knowing the meaning of the Greek word used, it is amazing how God can put peace, courage and cheer all in the same verse! There is something for us to grasp and make our own.
So it is worth it my friends, to stick together and let what God says about our lives shape our thoughts. Sometimes I hesitate to shout this message. I don’t want to keep being tested. But when I think about it, we are go through trials so I am happy to go through what I can to help anyone else forge ahead and not quit.