Friday, August 7, 2009

Good Courage

Joshua 1:6-9 (New King James Version)

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.”

It may be that during our journey through the life, that we may have to endure many trials, to shape our character and transform our thinking. But we have this assurance: “God is faithful”. He will never leave nor forsake us, no matter how dark things may seem. Though it may be that we must walk through the shadow of death, like the Psalmist, we will “fear no evil”, for God is with us.

Psalm 23:6 (New King James Version)
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.
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