I will never leave you or forsake you! Oh, Praise God--Seriously!

In Joshua 1:5, Joshua needed these words from God desperately as He took over the reigns from Moses. I’m sure Joshua must have felt scared and inadequate because in chapter 1 God told him three times to be strong & courageous and the Israelites ended the chapter telling Joshua; Only be strong & courageous!

As overwhelming as it must have been for Joshua to go forward after Moses had died, he knew God’s work was not finished. The people of Israel all needed to go on in to the promised land.

Are you overwhelmed by circumstances? God will never leave you or forsake you. Fighting a battle in prayer for a long time with no answers? God will never leave you or forsake you. Crying out to God for those whose hearts are still hard and unrepentant? God will never leave you or forsake you. No resolve and downright fear to move forward? God will never leave you or forsake you.

 Only be strong and of good courage my friend! For no matter how long it takes, no matter what it costs you; if you must give your everyday life...God will never leave you or forsake you.  And there you go!