Bravery doesn’t mean doing the thing that brings the most praise, sometimes the bravest acts go unnoticed.

Bravery doesn’t mean doing the easy thing, sometimes the brave thing is the thing you feel will leave you undone.

Bravery doesn’t always mean walking forward in confidence, sometimes it’s simply walking forward.

Bravery doesn’t mean the absence of fear, it’s placing your trust in the God who is bigger than our fears.

Bravery isn’t always orderly, oftentimes it’s messy and unpredictable.

Bravery can mean saying yes, no or even not yet. It’s specific to our stories.

Sometimes bravery is simply sitting in silence and listening to that small voice within instead of filling the void with tasks and errands and entertainment and experiences.

If I’ve learned anything from my 33 years in this world, it’s that bravery is not a characteristic reserved only for knights, superheroes and soldiers. Bravery is as necessary to being human as is breathing.

Is there anyone in your life who has epitomized what it means to be brave?

Published by AllisonGraber

Allison Graber is a Nashville writer and lover of Jesus. She is 14-years married to Lynn, a mix engineer with quiet ways and a loyal spirit. Her two little girls, Ellis and Adeleine, daily coax delight out of her heart. The paradigm through which she sees the world has been built brick-by-brick from her experiences with her Jesus, her love of people, through loss, curiosity, Holy words, and through the surprising joy of motherhood. She writes about these things at

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