FORTITUDE – strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage
We develop fortitude as we walk with Christ, following His commands, refusing to turn to the left or the right (Proverbs 4:27), and letting His Word be the lamp to our feet and the light to our path. When we have persevered and overcome this world, the Lord promises that we will reign with Him forever. Fortitude is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit and is rewarded by our Father in heaven.
Scripture: Matthew 16:18
“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
“Fortitude is the disposition of soul which enables us to despise all inconveniences and the loss of things not in our power.”
Maureen Pratt of The Dialog shares her thoughts on how fortitude provides us with never-ending perseverance. Check out her article for valuable insights on this topic.