We get sucked into our own dark thoughts and slog through waist deep sludge and many times we don’t grasp and hold on tight to the promises that the Lord offers us. I want to share a powerful scripture from Joshua 1:9 (KJV):
“Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; For the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goes.”
How do most people feel—especially now—when the world is falling apart around us shaking and blowing us off course? We are afraid, dismayed and in utter despair. But the Lord commands us to be courageous and strong. We can be strong and courageous if we except Jesus into our hearts and trust in Him.