“Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.
I will not leave you or forsake you.” Joshua 1:5
This word to Joshua is often quoted by us as Christians; it is the basis of that New Testament verse found in Hebrews 13:5-6 “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
We don’t have to look very far to see that there is a spiritual war going on all around us today. It is so comforting to know the LORD of Hosts is with us. This promise guarantees us all the wisdom and prudence that we shall need to endure to the end.
We are called to battle against cunning and powerful enemies every day. Here is strength and valor, prowess and victory.
Do you have any doubt we will win in the end? By this sign we shall achieve our purpose; the LORD Himself is with us.
It would be woe to us indeed if Jehovah could fail us; but, as this can never be, the winds of fear are laid to sleep in the caverns of divine faithfulness. Never will the LORD desert us. Happen what may, He will be at our side. Friends drop from us, their help is but a fleeting April sprinkle from the clouds; but God is faithful, Jesus is the same forever, and the Holy Spirit abides within us.
Let us remember to be calm and hopeful today. Clouds may gather, but the LORD can blow them away. Since God will not fail me, my faith shall not fail; and as He will not forsake me, neither will I forsake Him.
Rest in His grace!