Be Strong And Courageous

Grace and peace be unto you.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9).

God’s instructions to Joshua were not a passing comment and he understood quite well. Joshua knew that God is All-Powerful, loving, and faithful. He witnessed these attributes during Moses’ leadership. For example, God parted the Red Sea and provided food for the Israelites when they were in the wilderness.  

Furthermore, Joshua’s job was to defeat the Canaanites (his enemies) and gain control of their land. To achieve this goal, he needed encouragement and resources. God gave him the assurance that he would give him everything he needed to be victorious, when he told him that he would be with him. Hence, Joshua knew that no one could defeat him while God was with him.  

You may not be fighting armies but you are in a constant battle with other forces. Scripture says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12). Therefore, God is telling you today to be strong and courageous for he is with you. The God who always provides, protects, and cannot be defeated.  

Heavenly Father, thank you that you are with us. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Published by Nadine

I am a disciple of Christ and He is the center of my joy. I was created to accomplish his purpose. I am a writer and author of five books; 1. The 9 Unhealthy Desires of the Mind: How to defeat the enemy and fulfill your purpose, 2. The Heart of God: Follow His Plan, 3. Keep Moving Forward: Empowered by God's Love, 4. From God's Heart To Yours, 5. More Than Conqueror. Grace and peace be unto you.

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