2 “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
You can’t live by feelings and fear, we have to be courageous. God will give us the strength to overcome, but we have to get to a point where we are “being” strong in the Lord. Continually allowing God to be our strength.
How do I become courageous?
1 – Begin to meditate on the word of God
Meditate – when you come to read ask God questions—how does this relate to my life?
Taking the thoughts of God and bring them into your subconscious mind.
Once you get God’s thoughts you begin to respond the way God would respond.
We begin to walk in God’s ways
If we don’t have the word of God it is like going into battle without ammunition.
2 – Do what the word says
The bible is a book of instruction. How to live in the most difficult times of life.
Paul and Silas had peace in jail because they had strength from keeping God’s word (Acts 16).
3 – To recall the faithfulness of God in past circumstances.
If God has done it for us before He will do it again.
4 – Observe the success of others
When you see how God worked in others in the Bible we will get encouraged.
5 – Get the right perspective
God is greater than anything that we are facing.
6 – Recall God’s promises
The awareness that God is with you so His power, provision, and protection are on us.