The Lord told Joshua three times to be strong and courageous in Joshua 1:6-9. He assured Joshua that He would never leave his side and all He promised to His children would be fulfilled. God also told Joshua that no one would be able to stand against him. The Lord laid out all instructions necessary for Joshua to be successful.
Sometimes the call over our lives may seem heavy and everyone may not understand. But the Lord is saying be strong and courageous. We must become stronger in Him (studying and meditating on His Word, praying, fasting). And even when we struggle to remain strong, isn’t it a blessing that we serve a God Who will be our strength when we are weak? He’s soooo Amazing! Thank you Lord for confirmation and assurance. For calling us according to your purpose, for ordering our steps and for providing us with everything we need to successfully carry out your plans for our lives. You are so faithful and so worthy of all the praise. I love you, Abba!
“Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? 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 1:6-9 NIV