Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9 (KJV)
God had already told Joshua to be strong and courageous in Joshua 1:7. In verse 9 He had to remind Joshua again to be strong and courageous because Joshua had forgotten what God had told him in verse 7. Moses was gone from the scene and God replaced him with Joshua; Joshua did not believe that he could do it—he was still living in shock at the sudden demise of Moses. It happens when a person loses a dear one all of a sudden. When the Word of God came to Joshua the second time, he believed it and was able to lead the Israelites to the promised land. Dear reader, the Word of God is also telling you to be strong and courageous to accomplish the task He has assigned to you. Don’t be afraid, for the Holy Ghost is with you. Praise the Lord! Share your thoughts here!