Be Strong and Courageous—You’re not Alone

9/15/2022 (219)

You didn’t see writing on the wall, but you felt that undeniable nudge of the Holy Spirit. You stepped out, determined to be strong and courageous and obey your God-given inspiration to follow Him—and then things got interesting. Fear whispered, doubt showed up, insecurity offered a checklist of reasons to turn back. If this resonates in your heart, you need God’s third reminder to Joshua:

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

The inspiration may have dimmed and the zeal may be fading, but God hasn’t changed—He is with you. His faithfulness won’t allow Him to leave your side. The psalmist wrote, “You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you” (Psalm 89:8). You are surrounded!

Don’t be afraid. Don’t be discouraged. “God will be with you wherever you go.” 

His loving watch care, protection, and provision are always with us—so press on! Count on His love and faithfulness to go before you, His power and strength to equip you. God has gone before you and prepared good works for you to do—be faithful (Ephesians 2:10).

Be strong and courageous—God is with you!

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