What does it mean to be brave? It is to go ahead in spite of difficulties, not to be afraid, to have strength in the face of danger. Before going to the promised land, the people of Israel sent 12 spies to Canaan to report what they would find there. Joshua was one of two. Upon their return, 10 spies reported that it would be impossible to go to Canaan, because the people who lived in Canaan were giants and were stronger than them. The other two spies, Caleb and Joshua, were filled with courage and told the people of Israel that the land of Canaan was a good country and that God was with them, that they had nothing to fear. Joshua was not afraid of danger, for he knew very well that God was with him.
Like Joshua, the Father is with you and he wants to give you courage and strength to overcome difficulties. The Father walks with you and never abandons you. He is there when things get difficult around you and he gives you his courage so that you can see the positive.
“Father, thank you that you walk with me every day of my life, that you are always with me. Help me see you in the difficult situations of my life. Amen.”
Are there things that are difficult for you and for which you need courage?
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