In Joshua 1:5 it says:

‘No-one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ [NIV]

 

Imagine how Joshua must have felt taking over the job of Moses. He would have been frightened, wondering if he could live up to the ‘quality’ of Moses’ leadership, but also he may have felt alone in the huge responsibility of leading more than 2 million people into a strange new land and conquering it!

But God was on Joshua’s case – He spoke intimately to him and gave him the reassurance needed that He would NEVER leave Joshua or FORSAKE him. What a comfort. What a promise.

 

The amazing fact is that God is saying exactly the same to us now, He will never leave us nor forsake us. No matter what we are going through, whether joyful or sad, God will be with us.

 

We may not always feel his presence but God is promising that He will always be by our side. So if you are feeling lonely and desolate today, grab hold of Gods arms and embrace the love He has for you.

 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, thank you that you have promised to be with me always. May I truly know this in all that I go through today. Help me to trust in you more and fully rely on your strength. Amen

 

Heidi Timms
m2o Church Rugby - St. Matthew & St. Oswald

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