“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
We are still thinking about this new year that is beginning and we want to remember that we have a God who will be with us through it. These are the words which God spoke to Joshua to encourage him as he took on the leadership of the people of Israel. Although the prospects ahead of us may not be as challenging as those facing Joshua in leading God’s people into the Promised Land, we can apply this promise to ourselves because He is the same God today. He wants to guide us as he guided Joshua. We can be sure that our Lord will be with us wherever we go if we let Him lead us through this new year. So let us take God’s promise to heart for ourselves and trust Him to be faithful.