“Father God, thank YOU that You are The ‘CORE’ in ‘COUR’AGE. There is not one ‘weighty’ thing we can possibly face that Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ, doesn’t face right along with us. If we got out of bed this morning, The ‘CORE’ in ‘COUR’AGE. If we are ‘the heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps’ (Proverbs 16:9), The ‘CORE’ in “COUR’AGE. If we encourage others and accept their encouragement, The ‘CORE’ in ‘COUR’AGE. This doesn’t mean at some point in the day, we won’t cry, ‘WAR!’ It just means we don’t have to lose our _________ (HINT: Rhymes with ‘grit’).😉 But, all kidding aside and on a more personal note, You know, Father God, that I forget all the time just how much courage you have blessed me to have. I have faced so much heartache and pain (still do), and yet You have given me all ‘guts and grit’ to get through it. It’s because ‘You got this,’ Father God, that I can face everything ‘weighty’ for my healing and Your Glory (BOTH). And speaking of ‘BOTH,’ please allow me to never lose heart or ‘cour’age that I am called here to be a champion for Your nonhuman animals. Where they are needing courage, I am The ‘CORE’ in ‘COUR’AGE! And it’s not lost on me that the word ‘courage’ is in the word ‘encourage.’ I ‘spot’ that during the writing process and You ‘got’ this, Father God. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and ‘CORE’ in ‘COUR’AGE Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in finding The ‘CORE’ in ‘COUR’AGE, the word ‘courage’ in the word ‘encourage,’ this daily leavened [Jesus is ‘CORE’ in ‘COUR’AGE!] bread.”)

You have great courage at your greatest core.

That you’re reading this is that this is true.

You’re out of bed. You could’ve stayed indoor.

Took courage to face this day for debut.

I have great courage at my greatest core.

When I’m all fear, God is all “guts and grit.”

That’s not to say I don’t scream and cry, “WAR!”

It just means I don’t have to lose my _________. (HINT: Rhymes with “grit.”) 😉

“Don’t forget I’m your “CORE” in “COUR”AGE: ME!”

says Jesus. “That you face it, that I FREE!

Don’t lose heart or ‘cour’age of Who can see

that you are brave to face what is ‘weighty.'”

Allow God to Be who wills “encourage.”

He’s got this, for He’s The “CORE” in “COUR”AGE.

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