Joshua 1:6-9 “Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that though mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt have good success. 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.”
Moses had just died, and Joshua had been named the leader. This new young leader had been given clear direction, to bring the people into the promised land. The entire situation was characterized by the uncertainty of transition. Yet, God had very clear assurance to punctuate His calling. He repeated it multiple times in four short verses – be strong and courageous in Him! This clarity was divinely designed to pierce through the concerns of uncertain transition.
Life is filled with uncertain transition: birth and death, success and failure, stagnation and acceleration, regression and progression, health and sickness barriers and opportunities. It includes new relationships, new jobs, new burdens, new homes, new struggles, new skills, and new expectations. Uncertainty and transition are the only aspects of life that stay the same. God’s calling may be thrusting you into a new role or prodding you across your own Jordan River. It will sometimes take you across town or around the world. Regardless of the type of uncertain transition you are facing, God repeats again-and-again a clear assurance to punctuate His calling – be strong and courageous in Him! This clarity is divinely designed to pierce through the concerns of uncertain transition.
PLEASE PRAY FOR STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO HANDLE THE UNCERTAIN TRANSITIONS OF LIFE. God-given clarity is divinely designed to pierce through any of your concerns.