“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.Joshua 1:9
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
In Joshua 1:9, we see Joshua is given this promise after Moses, the servant of the Lord, had died. He was about to lead the people of Israel into the promised land. Joshua was to saturate himself in the word of God; to meditate on the promises of God; to trust in the truth of God’s Word and follow the demands of God that had been given to Israel – in the knowledge that God was with Him and the Lord was his strength.
Just like Joshua, we, too, are to immerse ourselves in the Word of God; to meditate on the promises of God; to trust in the truth of God’s Word – to follow the demands of God, that have been given to the Church – in the knowledge that Christ is with us and His strength is made perfect in our weakness. The promise that the all-powerful God is our only strength and stay, is no less true today than it was in the days of Joshua. God has promised to be with us in every difficulty we face and every problem that comes our way.
Joshua simply had to trust the Word of the Lord and act upon it. And we, too, are to know the truth of God’s Word and to meditate on the promises of God; to trust in the truth of God’s Word and to follow the instructions that have been laid out in Scripture – we are to trust the Lord; believe in His word and stand firm in the faith – so that we too can be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go – and His grace IS sufficient. Knowing that God is with you wherever you go. Are there courageous conversations or tasks that need to take place? How will you be obedient to God’s command today?