God’s Promised Presence


“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

Where are you going today?  Where are you going tomorrow?  Where are you going the next day, or the next week, month or year?  We do not know, do we?  I  might make plans, book trips, travel to the grocery store, or even  around the world, but I  really do not know for sure exactly what will occur. What I  do know, because I  know Jesus, is no matter where I  go, what I do, how I plan, or what I  schedule, “…the lord my god is with me wherever I  go.” Wow!  What great assurance!

Most of us focus on the first part of this verse and, yes, it is a very strong command, but I love the fact that God does not just tell us to be strong and courageous and unafraid or discouraged, and then send us out.  No, not my heavenly Father… He goes with me… And, guess what, if you know jesus, He goes with you, TOO…

Carol Bailey