Strong and Courageous

As God called Joshua to lead the people of Israel into the Promised Land, He spoke words that have been quoted again and again, encouraging generation after generation to boldly pursue what God has laid before them: “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 ESV).

Be strong. You may feel weak, but you have an untapped wellspring of infinite strength, because Almighty God is your strength, and His power is made perfect in weakness.

Be courageous. It is normal to fear change, the unusual, the unknown, but this is where God has called you, and His perfect love will drive out fear.

Finally, remember that He is with you. You are not alone. Child of God, your Heavenly Father goes with you to watch over you, prosper you, and make your paths straight.

Be strong. Be courageous. Do not fear, for God is with you.