As we continue to push forward through our quarantine, Joshua reminded us to “be strong and courageous.” Before Joshua assumed the mantel of leadership, Moses was still leading the nation of Israel.
“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.”Deuteronomy 31:6
Moses knew the Israelites were weary and needed encouragement. He also knew they could easily be intimidated by what lies in front of them.
The Promised Land lay before them. Unfortunately, Moses knew he would not see that land; however, the generation that Joshua would soon lead would be the beneficiaries of such a promise.
Moses needed to remind the Israelites that God would not walk away from them. On many occasions, Moses had stepped into between God and them to intercede on their behalf.
Today, we need a little reminding that God will never leave us or forsake us. He see us in our current situation. He sees our struggles, our pain, our triumphs, and our heartache.
The commission remains the same as back then – be strong and courageous. This command was important then and it is important today for each us as we press forward into our new reality.
We don’t always get it right, but God is still on the throne and He is watching over us. Take heart my friends and be courageous today.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the reminders throughout scripture that apply to us today. Help me to be strong and courageous, and when I feel overwhelmed by the situation I am in, to fall back on your promise that you will never leave me or forsake me. Thank you for this promise that spans generations. Amen!