“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9 (New Living Translation | NLT)
Although God gave Joshua an amazing promise; “His constant, limitless presence wherever Joshua went.” God knew Joshua still had a choice… move forward in fear or courage/strength.
He “commands“ him three times—three times!… God knew the lure of fear and that Joshua would have to choose courage/faith over and over again.
Ever been there? Are you there now? The lure of fear has overshadowed God’s promise. It’s God’s promise that brings courage/strength, the assurance of His presence wherever we go. We have our assurance in Jesus, and we have His Presence in the Holy Spirit. So take that next step; the Lord is with you!