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  • David was annointed King. Then the current king, Saul, decided that David must be killed. David had to flee to the wilderness and live in the desert, hiding from Saul and all of Saul's soldiers. What the F? How would you handle being annointed king by God's prophet and then chased into the wilderness, living hand to mouth for the next seven years? I know what I'd do. I'd be grizzling and whinging like a spoilt baby with a sleep disorder. But David had faith, and while he learnt to survive out in the wilderness he also met other people, won them over, and built a large, loyal, devoted army, and later claimed his crown and built a large empire. Read the story again. There is only one answer. "God, I don't get it. Please spell it out for me (or show me the way)." or something along those lines. Most of us prove ourselves unable to handle greatness ... but this isn't the most helpful thing to say to someone during their time of duress. We've got to cling to God and pray harder. This is easy to say when we're happy but is probably exactly what we don't want to hear when our pain or fear is at its greatest. Unless we're tough enough to take that advice.
  • Things which hurt, instruct one can learn from difficult experiences - to quote Nietzsche "That which does not kill us makes us stronger" The book “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” (TWDNK) is filled with triumph and tragedy with the heroine of this saga overcoming abuse, depression, adultery, single motherhood and natural disasters as she keeps the faith with her true warrior's heart. Come see how one woman survived it all to continue to rejoice on the other side. TWDNK will make you weep, laugh, shout for joy and remember why life is so precious. http://books.booksfree.com/thatwhichdoesnotkillusmakesusstrongerastoryfromtheheart/index.html "This above all: To thine own self be true. And it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man" - William Shakespeare When a crisis occurs, the first step is to admit to yourself you've got a problem. It's a natural response to flee during times of distress, but this type of reaction will guarantee doom. Ignoring a problem in the hope that it'll "blow over" will only fuel the fire and increase the chances of a full-blown crisis. No matter the size or scope of a crisis, it's wise to respond as quickly and as directly as possible. While these steps in no way guarantee that a company will ride out a crisis unscathed, they should ensure that the crisis is managed in a way that should benefit the company in the long run. In most cases, a crisis initially feels like a confluence of worst-case scenarios. However, if handled properly a crisis could actually "strengthen" an organization and help to position it in a more positive light. http://www.marketingpower.com/content1544315.php Any problem is not intended to be an end by itself. A problem is a means to an end - a courageous end. Problems raise our confidence of what we can do.
  • Parable of the Little Soul http://jenptrsn.freeshell.net/healinglight.html
  • God did not give you danger, this is a common misconception. The Bible says only perfect gifts come from above. Satan is ruling the earth right now, (drugs, thugs, clubs, etc) Satan will throw things at you when he is afraid. Maybe because you asked for courage he is trying to discourage you. Im only talking what the Bible says though.
  • What a pal. It's like asking for a porch swing for Christmas and getting a stack of lumber and a sack of nails. Kind of a two for one...You build a little character while you build your own swing.
  • Sometimes my prayers backfire on me too.
  • You can't always get what you want. But sometimes, you get what you need.
  • God is a complete bastard - it's the only viable explanation.
  • Yeah, that sounds like something God would do. He's kind of a dick, but you can't blame him. He doesn't know any better.
  • I think what it means is that God doesnt give you things directly, instead God will show you ways in which you can attain what you want yourself.
  • God is just pretend. Life sucks -- get a helmet.
  • A lot of times, God gives us what we need indirectly. We ask for courage, he gives us danger. We ask for wisdom, he gives us complex decisions to make. We ask for strength, he gives us a heavy burden to bear. Why would we need courage if there was not any danger? Each trial overcome brings us that much closer to God, and makes us that much more able to overcome the next trial. ps- its sad to see how carelessly people talk about God. and its just a testament to how loving He is that He allows this kind of talk to go on- He's giving these people so many chances to turn to Him. All i can do is pray that they will come to know His saving grace.
  • Be a "mench" (as you *are*), Professor!
  • Well, he did give you what you asked for. It took courage to overcome that danger. You shold be more specific with your prayers next time.
  • Are you sure you're not counting the hits and not the misses? Is this one prayer out of how many that have been answered?
  • you never have the courage to do something until you actually do it...
  • Danger is viewed as opportunity here because courage can be defined as one's willingness to face danger... he can't give you courage without danger at the same time because without each other neither would exist!
  • So maybe it's kind of like a loophole covering when people finally realized that they were much too arrogant to actually be able to describe and label ''courage'', so they had God teach you things on a realistic level instead. It's clever, and certainly cannot be argued with when it applies to real life. Or that's my opinion anyways, it isn't to offend. I never thought of that before, anyway.
  • How are you supposed to learn how to be courageous if you aren't put in challenging situations.
  • you would not know what courage was unless you were faced with danger. you would not be happy unless you have been sad. to have 1 of anything you must have the opposite.
  • "Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime." If God had just given you courage to overcome that danger, then you would have overcome it, but you would not have learned anything. As it is, you learned that you are strong enough, and have the courage to overcome danger of any kind, now. You DID learn that, right? ;-)
  • As Nietzsche said "Whatever does not kill me makes me stronger"
  • I looked for something and i saw it. I see everything but i only focused on what i wanted to see. In a world full of glasses, you see only partially filled ones or partially empty.
  • This is another variant of the peculiar sounding, 'ask for patience and god will send you trials'. Some people choose to have a dog in their life. What they do with it is up to them. Something about the dog appealed to them. In the end, will the relationship justify that appeal? Some won't give up, some will take the bastard far enough away that they are pretty sure its not coming back. Or worse. Who can say how it affects their minds. Good appeals to some people. How is that god is good? What's good about the good book? What is this good news? What does it mean that the kingdom of god is here? Some people love that search. They wind up singing, 'Wonderful, counselor, the mighty god, the everlasting father, the prince of peace'. To others ... they 'curse god, and die.' This plays out in the history of efforts to be a people, not a crowd.
  • Well, since courage can only truly exist in a situation where there is danger, that would seem very appropriate.
  • Never ask God for something unless you truly want it, lol.
  • It has been my experience when asking God for something, you must be V-E-R-Y precise in your asking. God does have a sense of humor and sometimes I believe he exercises it on us!
  • Why does one need courage without danger? Why would one need food when one is full?

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