Joshua 1:9

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.


The Hebrew word that the Lord spoke to Joshua was chathath, meaning to be discouraged or shattered. Joshua wasn’t necessarily discouraged at the moment the Lord said this to him; however, the situations in the near future would be very strenuous, difficult, and hard for Joshua. So the Lord urges him, do not be afraid, discouraged, or shattered in the times ahead, for I am with you.


Everyone understands what it means to be discouraged and dismayed at times. You might be going through a trying time or a down time and you feel discouraged in your efforts to keep going and pressing forward. You might feel completely shattered and like you can’t go on. There are times when it is very normal to feel this way. Other times you might not know exactly why you feel that way. Rest assured God knows exactly where you are right now.


Sometimes God is simply trying to get your attention, to let you know He really is a strong tower you can run into. God is not a God of talk alone, but a God of action, He wants to show you He really does care for you and really wants to show His glory and power to you. So through certain situations and difficulties, that in our eyes seem so crazy, He shows us He really is with us wherever we go. It may be on the backside of a desert, or into battle, or to work in the mornings, but He wants to show you He is with you.


55-0611 - "What Is That In Thy Hand?"

25  And Moses when he was back out there on the backside of the desert, one day, I imagine kindly discouraged, walking along, thinking about what had taken place down in Egypt, and all his friends. And here he was married into another race of people, and herding his father-in-law's sheep. He happened to look over there, and he saw a bush on fire. And he thought it was funny that the bush never burned, so God was trying to attract Moses' attention.


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