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God wants us to build up courage in others. We all get discouraged and we hear our friends express it as we talk.

What do we do about it?  We can sit on our hands. We can nod in sympathy. We can offer advice.

What God wants us to do is build up the courage in others. That is the best blessing we can offer.

But I also got it. Because of you God’s anger spilled over onto me. He said, “You aren’t getting in either. Your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will go in. Build up his courage. He’s the one who will claim the inheritance for Israel. And your babies of whom you said, ‘They’ll be grabbed for plunder,’ and all these little kids who right now don’t even know right from wrong—they’ll get in. I’ll give it to them. Yes, they’ll be the new owners. But not you. Turn around and head back into the wilderness following the route to the Red Sea.

Source: Deuteronomy 1:37-40