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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Learning That God Will Never Abandon Me

In review of Joshua 1:5 it says, "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."

Bottom Line:
No one will be able to stand against you, for I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will never abandon or fail you.

What this means to me:
If God asks me to do something, no one will be able to stand against me. God promises to be with me, as he was with Moses and promises to never abandon or fail me.

In this passage Joshua is about to get a new job that consisted of leading more than two million people into a strange new land and conquering it. Every new job is a challenge. Without God it can be frightening. However, with God it can be a great adventure as well. Just as God was with Joshua, he is with me as I face any new challenges. I may not conquer nations, but every day I will face tough situations, difficult people, and temptations. God promises, however, that he will never abandon me nor fail to help. By asking God to direct my actions, I can conquer many of life's challenges.

I often worry about being able to do things under my own strength. This verse reminds me that God is there and will help me. He will never leave me out on my own. I must also confess that I have likely missed out on so much God has wanted to offer me by not doing it because of my worry and concern in ability. Going forward I can always count on his claim to be with me.

Today I thank God for his wonderful influence in my life and I pray that he gives me the strength to get beyond myself and move forward with only a confidence he can give me.

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