Prayerfully visualize a time when you did something that others would call brave. What did you do? Why was it brave? How did you feel doing it? Did you sense God's help in those circumstances? If so, how? Chances are you felt alive. Really alive. When I am afraid, I remember a couple of times when I did something that others would call brave (either that or crazy). Paragliding in the Alps. Living in a refugee camp. These things terrified me, but they also introduced me to the thrill of really being alive. Every one of us has done something brave—I don't care who you are or what your circumstances. Take note of that time or series of things and recall it as vividly as you can. The times when I was most afraid in many ways have also been some of the most memorable, rewarding times of my life.