“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. If Moses spoke this word from God to Joshua before entering into the Promised Land, then discouragement and fear would be right at Joshua’s door at some point in his future.
God always warns His people before something happens. God does not want us to be caught off guard, or to become afraid, discouraged, or frustrated in life situations. Hope in God. Trust in His Word. Bring your concern or troubling matter before Him. Pour out your heart to Him. He alone holds all things in His hand.
Thank You God for warning us ahead of time. Thank you for your love, compassion, mercy, grace, and kindness. Thank you that we can trust in You to go before us, no matter where we are. You are our saving shield, a fortress, a stronghold in the day of trouble. Help us to trust and rest in Your saving grace. Thank you Father. In Jesus Name. Amen.