Joshua 1 is such an encouraging passage. Here is the passage from the You Version of the Bible:
God’s Commission to Joshua
1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, it came to pass that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: 2 “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory.
5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only, be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Three times the Lord says “be strong and of good courage”.
- First, He lets us know that He will not leave or forsake us.
- Second, He charges us to be in His Word and meditate on it, and do it, so that we will prosper.
- And third, He commands us to throw off fear and anxiety, because He will be with us wherever we go.
Here is a link to an encouraging message from Messianic Rabbi Schneider about Rejecting Fear, the eail one’s most often used tool against believers:
Thank you Lord for loving and caring for us so much! Thank you for your Son, whom You sent to be born into this fallen world to redeem us from our sins.
Thankyou for Jesus.