A Battle and A Promise
One of my favorite Bible stories is in the Old Testament book of Joshua which records the dramatic account of God's appointed leader, Joshua, and the battles the Israelite's fought along side the Holy One of Israel. The book begins after Israelite's escaped slavery from Egypt, being led by Moses. After wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, their promised land was within sight with just one problem: the current residents had to be evicted. Throughout the book of Joshua, God encourages them to be strong and courageous while facing thousands of opponents. Why? Because God had a plan for Joshua. In the same way, God has a plan for you.Take heart, He knows how to get you there.
Throughout events recorded in Joshua, God teaches us that fear is our enemy; a powerful adversary which can block our success and destroy dreams.
"Be strong and courageous, for you will give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them." (Joshua 1:6 NASB)
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