Be Strong and Courageous | LifeGroup
In many places throughout Scripture, God commands His people to take courage. When God selected Joshua to replace Moses as the leader of the Israelites, His first promise to Joshua was “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Joshua 1:6) The Lord knew Joshua was going to face some big battles, and He did not want His servant to become discouraged. The key to overcoming discouragement is to remember God’s promises and apply them. When we know the Lord, we can stand upon the promises He has given His people in His Word. Whether or not we see the fulfillment of those promises in this life, His promises still stand. God said. To Joshua, “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) In this series we will walk thru some amazing passages in the book of Joshua and see how he and the Israelites lived a life of faithfulness in difficult times!