Dr. David Jeremiah, wants us to look into those things that scare us, those things that keep us uncomfortable and he wants us to use them as reasons to seek encouragement from God. in today’s devotional, he used the life of joshua as an example along side Moses who the lord used to encourage him.
Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional May 11 2023 Topic: ”Be Encouraged”.
SCRIPTURE: But command Joshua, and encourage him and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you will see.
Consider what discourages you: circumstances, relationships, finances, or health concerns. All those are legitimate reasons to seek encouragement. But what if God asked you to lead more than a million people into a strange, new homeland filled with enemies who didn’t want you there. Would you need encouragement?
God knew Joshua, the man chosen to settle the Hebrews in Canaan, would need encouragement. That’s why He told Moses to “encourage [Joshua] and strengthen him” for the task that lay ahead. And when it came time for Joshua to lead the new nation of Israelites into Canaan, God told Joshua how to be encouraged and stay encouraged: “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night…. For then you will make your way prosperous…. Be strong and of good courage” (Joshua 1:8-9). Who wouldn’t want to be “prosperous” and have “good success” (verse 8)?
Do you need to be encouraged today? Turn first to God’s Word and all its “great and precious promises” (2 Peter 1:4). And be encouraged!
Credit : Turning Point Ministries