Imagine a multitude of people who are stubborn and tend to complain about every little thing. What if you were asked to lead such a crowd through the wilderness? What if you had to pass by several places with tall, strong soldiers who were hostile towards you?
It must have been tough for Joshua, because he was appointed leader of the wandering Israelites after Moses died. Yet, he took the responsibility with an obedient heart. Why? Because he knew that God was backing him up all throughout.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Now, imagine the biggest challenge you currently have in your life.
Is it too scary? Too overwhelming? Is it bigger than the God who created the heavens and the earth? Do you feel all alone in carrying the burden?
You may feel weak in your own strength, but God is with you.
And if God is with you, what is there to fear?
- Are you putting off doing something because you’re afraid?
- Do you believe that God is with you through your trials in life?