April 19th – Deuteronomy 31:6
Throughout the Bible we read of people who despite feeling afraid accomplished great things for God. Joshua is one such person. He followed Moses for forty years and witnessed the awesome miracles the Lord performed through Moses. Then it was announced after Moses’s death it would became Joshua’s turn to lead. Imagine the fear and panic that ran through his head knowing that now it was him in charge of over two million people. And not just any people, God’s people. But Moses gave Joshua some simple yet sage advice. “Be strong and courageous.” Just as God was with Moses, so He would be with Joshua. Leading the way and making it clear. When we are in the grip of fear, we can break free by applying the words of Moses to our own lives. “Be strong and courageous.” For God will go before us as well leading the way to victory.