Are you now living a life similar to Joshua’s first hours of his calling to lead his people into the holy land?
Joshua a young man just watched his Rabbi and prophet Moses saying goodbye, then even more Moses just left him with thousands of Israelite who traveled hundreds of miles and lived for 40 years in the wilderness preparing to enter the promised land, and become holy people and God’s army, before entering the Holy land ready for God’s war.
Just imagine that you are literally there right now on the east bank of the Jordan river watching this chaos, do a 360 panoramic view, what you see is what the inexperience Joshua saw, he was filled with fear, doubts and not knowing what to do, still had to protect, lead, supply and obey the commands of God to move forward, be courageous and strong enough to go to war and fight..Then the Lord used this scripture to remind him and make him laser focused on (who God is, the mission ahead and who he is in the order of the relationship).
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10, ESV).
How often we become surrounded with the same chaos, with too many unknowns and filled with fears. But yet, God keeps reminding us to be like Joshua not Jonah..