Memory Monday – Week 52
The command to ‘be strong and courageous‘ is used several times throughout the bible. After the death of Moses at the end of Deuteronomy, Joshua 1 starts off with the Lord speaking commands to Joshua. Joshua became Israel’s leader and was in charge of leading more than two million people into a strange, new land and was given the task of defeating the armies. He had quite the challenge to face. Today I’m sharing a command that the Lord gave Joshua in Joshua 1:9, This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Although our battles looks much different than Joshuas – we will all face battles and trials here on earth. If you haven’t already, there will be days where you feel afraid and weary, not knowing how it will be possible to get through another day. But, we are told in Joshua 1:9 to not be discouraged, for the Lord is with us.
Strength and courage won’t come from us, especially when in the midst of a battle or a trial, but it will come from the Lord. Whatever you are facing today, put your confidence in Him. Ask Him for strength, courage, and energy to face the day ahead. Trust that He is with you no matter where you are or what you are doing.