“Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1: 9, Good News Translation)
God’s command is confidence! Our Father-Mother is reminding us here that we have no reason to fear or be timid. We can cast off a feeling of discouragement and doubt and remember God’s mandate.
This isn’t just a pep talk. God isn’t cheering us up in spite of our limitations. He is telling us who we are and why we are safe, strong, and ready for anything. This confident determination rests soundly on the fact of God’s presence. He is with us. The Almighty is guiding, guarding, uplifting, inspiring, refreshing us. We are not alone and vulnerable. We are accompanied by God. We have divine, inexhaustible resources for freedom, success, victory.
God made us to thrive. His divine demand is that we be like Him and inseparable from His infinite goodness, wisdom, and love. So, we can do more than hope for some elusive gusto and bravery. This fearless certainty is ours now and always because God commanded it, and Truth’s promises are guarantees.
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