15th & 16th October
“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!”
When Moses finally handed over the leadership of Israel to Joshua, the task to lead the people into all God had for them was a daunting one. Yet God in His grace encouraged Joshua with these words,“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!”Joshua was young and faced a daunting task of leading so many people. Yet, through God’s grace and promise to never leave him, he was able to walk in the light and under God’s blessings throughout his life. He held onto God’s promises and benefited from staying in the light of God.
Our paths may not have a clear end but we can be guaranteed that on our journey, God is with us every step of the way. His light lights up our path and when we stay in Him, and in His words, and in His promises, they too become a light to our path and a lamp to our feet. Don’t be afraid, don’t be discouraged. Our great God is with you every step of the way. Today’s promise was given to Joshua but also is an encouragement for us too!