“Be strong and courageous … for the Lord your God will be with you” (Joshua 1:9).
How can we be strong and courageous?
Does strength and courage come from within ourselves?
We may like to think that we’re strong and courageous – but we’re not.
Again and again, we’re reminded of how weak we really are.
Often, we’re filled with fear rather than strength and courage.
What are we to do when we like this?
Are we to deny our feelings, and say to ourselves, “I’m really all right. There’s nothing much wrong with me – nothing that I can’t sort out”?
We need to stop telling ourselves that we’re doing okay – and start listening to what God says to us.
He tells us that strength and courage come from him – “the Lord your God will be with you.”