Joshua 1: 1-9 New Living Translation
After the death of Moses the Lord’s servant, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. He said, “Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them. I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you— from the Negev wilderness in the south to the Lebanon mountains in the north, from the Euphrates River in the east to the Mediterranean Sea in the west, including all the land of the Hittites.’ No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.
“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. 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.”
Jeremiah 29: 11 New Living Translation
For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Our Father, Thank you that we can depend on you for strength and courage, and it’s not only mighty leaders such as Joshua to which you impart your Spirit. Those of us compromised by physical and mental ill health, learning difficulties, and a whole host of conditions that are the legacy of a broken world, can claim your promise too. We are all your precious and beloved children. You have plans for each and every one of us for a future full of hope.
For those who do not truly know you yet, please open their eyes and their hearts to your goodness and love
In Jesus Name, Amen.