Joshua 1:9 - Courage in Calamity: The Dynamics.

Joshua 1:9 - Courage in Calamity: The Dynamics.

Joshua 1:9 (NIV) 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 1:9 (NLT) This is my command - be strong and courageous! 
Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you 
wherever you go."  

God made some extravagant promises to Joshua. He knew that 
Joshua would face fierce enemies and overwhelming obstacles and 
therefore would need to remember these assurances in tough times. We need 
to be able to hang on to God's promises as well. Praying Scripture 
back to God is a valuable tool to assist us in our spiritual growth - 
"reminding" him of his promises, as it's sometimes called. Repeating the 
assurances of God's Word in prayer elevates and guides our requests. By 
praying God's words back to him, we have assurance that we are praying 
effectively. [NIV Once A Day Bible re Jos. 1:1-9] 

   Have you ever read this verse and tried to be stronger and 
more courageous? The key to deep and lasting change isn't trying 
harder. Pastor Rick Warren says, "God specializes in miracle makeovers." 
Try to imagine what good changes could happen in your life if you 
depended on God's infinite power instead of your own willpower.  
   Effort is necessary, but it's effort fueled by the power of 
God's Holy Spirit. The Bible says, "Be energetic in your life of 
salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God's energy, 
an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what 
will give him the most pleasure" (Philippians 2:12, 13 MSG).  
   God loves you so much that he freely puts his power to work 
in your life. He wants to be the one who is shown to be victorious. 
That's why he works so powerfully in the lives of weak and humble 
people. For what do you need his power today? Bring all of your 
weaknesses to God and receive from him the power to be strong and 
courageous. [The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional re Jos. 1:6] 

   Be strong and courageous. Do not be discouraged, for I will 
be with you wherever you go. You can choose to be strong and 
courageous even when you are feeling very weak. However, the weaker you 
feel, the more effort it takes to choose to be strong. It all depends 
on where you look. If you gaze at yourself and your problems, your 
courage will melt away. The choice to be bold rests on your confidence 
that I am with you and for you. Through eyes of faith, see Me on the 
path before you, beckoning you on, one step at a time. Looking to Me 
consistently will increase your strength and valor.  
   When everything seems to be going wrong, refuse to get 
discouraged. Remember that I am a God of surprises: I am not limited by the 
way things are or by the paltry possibilities you can see. I am 
infinitely creative and powerful. With Me all things are possible! The 
longer you wait for your prayers to be answered, the closer you are to 
a breakthrough. Meanwhile, waiting for Me - aware of My loving 
Presence - is a blessed way to live. I am good to those who wait for Me. 
(Jos. 1:9; Mat. 19:26; Lam. 3:25, 26) [Jesus Today by Sarah Young] 

Come to Me, and rest in My loving Presence. You know that this 
day will bring difficulties, and you are trying to think your way 
through those trials. As you anticipate what is ahead of you, you forget 
that I am with you - now and always. Rehearsing your troubles results 
in experiencing them many times, whereas you are meant to go 
through them only when they actually occur. Do not multiply your 
suffering in this way! Instead, come to Me, and relax in My Peace. I will 
strengthen you and prepare you for this day, transforming your fear into 
confident trust. (Mat. 11:28-30; Jos. 1:5, 9) [Jesus Calling by Sarah 

   Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Hear Me saying Peace, be 
still to your restless heart. No matter what happens, I will never 
leave you or forsake you. Let this assurance soak into your mind and 
heart, until you overflow with Joy. Though the earth give way and the 
mountains fall into the heart of the sea, you need not fear!   
   The media relentlessly proclaim bad news: for breakfast, 
lunch, and dinner. A steady diet of their fare will sicken you. Instead 
of focusing on fickle, ever-changing news broadcasts, tune in to 
the living Word - the One who is always the same. Let Scripture 
saturate your mind and heart, and you will walk steadily along the path 
of Life. Even though you don't know what will happen tomorrow, you 
can be absolutely sure of your ultimate destination. I hold you by 
your right hand, and afterward I will take you into Glory.  (Mark 
4:39; Deu. 31:6; Psa. 46:2; 73:23, 24) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 




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