Fortitude

J127 (362)

“There is a certain curious comfort in remembering that the Father depends upon His child not to give way. It is inspiring to be trusted with a hard thing. You never asked for summer breezes to blow upon your tree. It is enough that you are not alone upon the hill.”

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“. . . but the big kind of courage is the cold-blooded kind, the kind that never lets go even when you’re feeling empty inside, and your blood’s thin, and there’s no kind of fun or profit to be had, and the trouble’s not over in an hour or two but lasts for months and years. One of the men here was speaking about that kind and he called it ‘Fortitude.’ I reckon fortitude’s the biggest thing a man can have–just to go on enduring, when there’s not guts or heart left in you.”

~From Amy Carmichael’s Gold by Moonlight

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