Facing Our Fears

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.”

(Joshua 1:9 NIV)

Joshua had big shoes to fill. After Moses’ death, Joshua went from being Moses’ assistant to becoming his successor. Therefore, it was Joshua, who led the Israelites into the Promised Land. Even though there’s no mention of Joshua’s reaction (as there is of Moses when God first called him), God’s words to Joshua in the first chapter of the book suggest that Joshua was apprehensive, and God understood that. To ease Joshua’s fears, God reassured him of His continued presence and promised him success. God also instructed Joshua to be strong and courageous. We all have fears, even if we don’t necessarily voice them, but God knows them. His command to Joshua thousands of years ago is the same one to us today – be strong and courageous because I am with you wherever you go.

God knows our fears and can help us overcome them.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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