In His Praise!
Good News from East Point C.P. Church
Feb. 26, 2023
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you, nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Moses had been God’s spokesman and the leader of the Israelites for many, many years. As God’s people were finally approaching the time to enter the Promised Land, Moses announced to them that he would not be going with them; God had other plans. Moses’ helper and assistant, Joshua, was God’s chosen leader for this final leg of the journey. (Deuteronomy 31:1-7)
Many had come to depend on Moses’ leadership and wisdom. Joshua too, had looked to Moses for guidance and direction during their long journey from Egypt. So this news was probably a little unsettling for all of them. The people may have wondered if Joshua was ready for such a challenge and Joshua himself may have had some doubts and fears.
Anxiety could have taken over their hearts and minds.
But Moses reassured them all with a promise that God was going before them, He would be with them and He would never leave them. They had no reason to fear or to be discouraged.
Many times in life we too are faced with new circumstances, new responsibilities, new challenges. The familiarity and safety of our comfort zone is gone and we are scared! But we can not let the anxiety of the situation cloud our thoughts. God is still with His people. We too can depend on the words from Deuteronomy 8:31. Our God will make a way by going before us. He will never leave us alone to face the challenges. Because God is with us we do not need to be afraid. He always meets our every need. As Paul said in Romans 8:31 “If God be for us, who can be against us?”