Be Strong and Courageous

Deuteronomy 31:6 ~

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Joshua knew a few things about facing difficult situations. He inherited a nation of frustrated, tired, wandering Israelites and brought them into the Promised Land with many battles to face along the way. It is no surprise that the Bible documents many times where God comes before Joshua and reminds him to be strong and courageous. In Deuteronomy 31:6, God explains that the reason Joshua can be strong and courageous in struggles is because the Lord goes with him. God is on Joshua’s side! No matter what he faced, Joshua could stand firm knowing that God was his Helper. We have that same hope. No matter what hardships we face, God is with us now. He has sent the Holy Spirit to move in our hearts and bring us peace. If it seems hard to imagine Joshua with all the power and protection of God at his fingertips, look no further than a mirror. God is with you and He is for you. You can stand firm in your faith when trials and struggles come, just like Joshua. Pray, thanking God for His presence in your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to renew a peace in your heart that passes all understanding and worship God for never leaving or forsaking you.

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