Fortitude is the virtue that helps an individual endure pain or adversity, and to do so with courage. It is a character that helps one keep faith in the face of obstacles. Fortitude gives us the strength to do what needs to be done.

and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.

Matthew 10:22

Fortitude is only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit and is developed when we truly walk with Christ. It is a virtue which is mostly required when we are facing the storms of life. We are also expected to bear the Lord’s discipline rather than being bitter. An individual with this gift is protective of others and endures on behalf of others too. It is found in those who have developed their relationship with the Lord to the extent of being willing to give up their lives in place of renouncing their faith.

Are we willing to take risks as followers of Christ? What do we value most in life? What do we fear most? These are the questions we need to ask ourselves so that we will be able to stand up for what is right even when the moral action or our Christian belief seems outdated.

Strong faith in God is required. A faith that genuinely portrays peace in the face of trials.