If we want to make progress, we need to be courageous. Courage is the ability to do something even though it is dangerous very difficult or frightening. First, you must believe in something and have convictions, more than own safety, happiness, comfort. Courage is not the absence of fear, but acting through the fear, which we can do because God is always with us.
Joshua 1:6-9 states:
Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips;meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Because of our sins, we are subject to wrath. And we put our faith in Jesus and the guilt is taken away, we are turned into masterpieces.