Joshua 1:9 says” Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
God is commanding Joshua to be strong and courageous, why did God tell him that? It was because he was now to lead the people to the promised land. And Joshua was scared and probably frighten. Just like you and I are at times. We see in our own lives that being scared stops us from doing many things. But the Lord also told him to not be dismayed, and this is where I want to talk to you about in this devotion today.
The word dismayed means to be down in spirit, many of us can identify with be scared but the Lord wants to get to the heart of where our fear comes from. Anytime you and I are down in spirit it will keep us from doing stuff. Normal activities will become overwhelming for us.
This is why the Lord had to command Joshua and the Lord also commands you and I as well. We all at times need a little push in life. The Lord not only gave Joshua a push but gave him a stamp of approval. Joshua was now able to take on the task in full strength knowing that he has received God’s approval. Now how amazing is that? Talk about a boast in confidence.
Maybe today you are dismayed I want you to know that the Lord Jesus is commanding your day. He has spoken all you must do is walk in it. Amen.