“Have not I 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 goest.” (Joshua 1: 9)
God is our Commander-in-Chief. He tells us with assurance that we have nothing to fear. Divine Truth announces our freedom from the terrorism of anger, disease, lack, confusion. We are being told by God, the Creator and Preserver of all, that we have every reason to be strong and unafraid.
Why? Not because there will never be a single threat to our poise and peace, but because we will always have God, perfect Truth and Love to save us, uplift us, set us free, as the true victors that we always and already are. You will never enter into a circumstance that is too hard for God or for which He has left you alone. You will always be guarded and protected, loved and safe.
So let’s take this command and guarantee at its word. Let’s not act like victims when we are standing firmly on the winning side, with God and His graceful power. Let’s not allow the sense of battle to get us discouraged. This seeming conflict only gives us more occasions to triumph, to see our own strength and ability as God’s reflection, and to thrive even more on the spoils of our victory—the blessings of inspiration, revelation, more trust in God, and less fear in man and matter.
Don’t be afraid. Don’t let discouragement creep in. You are not alone and your companion is always the Christ, the Savior of all that is good and right–of you!
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