The Lord was before the Israelites, by day and by night. A pillar by day and a fire by night. They saw His miraculous signs and wonders, His protection of them, time and again, yet still they didn't trust Him. Still they feared what they saw with their eyes. They looked at their circumstances, and withered, backing off. How could they ever face such giants?
Time and again, Joshua is reminded to be strong and courageous, for The Lord fights for them.
That's such a great reminder to us as well.
Be strong and courageous.
Those giants, they are nothing compared to the power of our Almighty God.
That's the truth I stand upon today.
He has overcome.
His is able to handle the giants of my life today.
He doesn't want me to live in defeat, in doubt, in wondering about my own self-worth.
Not when He has already overcome.
I could spend my life wandering around a wilderness. And, honestly, there are times that this life feels like a wilderness.
Parched. Destitute. Seemingly-without Hope.
But then God arrives.
The Breathe of life.
My manna in the wilderness.
And He reminds me, much like Joshua, to be strong and courageous.
To not fear.
For The Lord God goes with me wherever I go.