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.”
Jehovah, our King, commanded us to be strong and courageous: to be strong is to not easily be overcome; to be courageous is to feel fear but not overwhelmed by it. And the way to be strong and courageous is to not let discouragement and fear enter your heart.
Discouragement comes from negative words. Fear comes from negative thinking.
The words and thoughts we let our mind dwell on affect how we will feel which will affect how strong or weak we become… And He said why we shouldn’t be afraid or discouraged: For the Lord YOUR God is with you wherever you go.
Think about this: He is not just God, He is YOUR God. You are His! That means He took it upon Himself to take care of you. Your welfare is His concern. And He promised to always be with you. That means you’re never alone! Whatever situation you may be facing, He is there with you. It’s like facing the playground bully, but you’ve got superman behind you!
The most powerful Being in the universe isn’t just with you, He lives inside you! How awesome is that?!
He said think of that. Remember that. Being brave and courageous comes from KNOWING Whose you are and His commitment to you. Don’t ever forget that!