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ALIZA LATTA is a writer, artist, and pastor who is a huge fan of telling stories. She creates content for Canada’s largest youth conference, Change Conference, and is a church planter in Ontario, Canada. Her artwork and writing have been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is...

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  1. Aliza,
    What an awesome post! You are so right…we are at our bravest when we are in the place Jesus wants us to be, doing the work He wants us to do. I, like you, have always believed courage involves doing…thank you for reminding me that waiting is also courageous. Having walked through breast cancer over the last year(6 surgeries, chemo, etc) and now trying to get my footing..figure out what God has next for me..waiting is often hard. Thank you for this post that spoke to my heart.

  2. Aliza,
    Yes, compared to what your friends are doing in Peru, I don’t feel very brave. I do agree with you too, that waiting is one of the bravest and hardest things we can do. Waiting and trusting…that takes courage. Thank you for the beautiful reminder that the strength to do all these brave things comes not from us, but from daily, hourly reliance and dependence upon the Lord. In Him we are able.

    • Waiting and trusting takes a ton of courage – often they are the hardest and most courageous things to do!

  3. Oh Aliza, your words are the very shield of bravery I needed to read this morning. I love your wisdom and deeper thought into what bravery actually looks like. Every turn of my life has required bravery of some sort and right now it is in the waiting. And yet I never thought of it that way. Thank you for being brave enough to stand and hold a sign right where I could read it and hear God’s message. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts.

  4. Thank-you Aliza,

    Your outlook is very refreshing. Although it can be hard, faced with Him, trusting in Him, helps to make it easier.
    Take Care,

  5. Aliza,

    Thank you for your perspective on bravery! We tend to think of bravery only as going overseas or doing some big thing. This speaks right to my heart: “We’re at our bravest when we’re in the place where Jesus wants us to be, doing the work He wants us to do.” My brave right now is assisting my aging dad and watching him slowly slip away. It is tough to deal with his dementia, confusion, and other medical issues. I am blessed by God to be able to stay home and have this special time with him!

    Blessings 🙂

  6. I have never looked at waiting as courageous. Wow! Such an eye opener! Sometimes waiting becomes depressive for me but wow this definitely gives a whole new perspective! I am brave for waiting on the husband God has for me. Thank you Lord for using Aliza and thank you Aliza!