Moses and the children of Israel had wandered around in the wilderness and camped out in the desert long enough. The time had come for them to cross over into the Promised Land.
For 40 years, they had been fed heavenly bread called manna every morning. They didn’t plant. They didn’t harvest. God sent them nourishment supernaturally. Each day, they followed a cloud of glory by day and the fire of God by night. Each day, Moses would speak to God for the people, and God would speak to the people through Moses.
His provision . . .
His protection . . .
His presence . . .
. . . were obvious every day.
However, once this new generation of people crossed over the Jordan, there would be no more manna, no more fire by night or cloud by day. Moses would no longer speak to God for them. It represented a new era of his provision, protection and presence. The Israelites had to simply trust God in this new land of Promise.
Moses instructed the people, “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).
These words ring true for everyone battling fear and panic. Our land of promise, our land of peace, lies before us. As we step across the river, there will be giants; there will be battles; there will even be set backs. We must be strong and of good courage. Why? Because God goes with us. He will not leave us nor forsake us.
Be of good courage for your Father goes with you.
Prayer: Father, I believe that you have prepared a place of peace for me. Help me to be strong and courageous, trusting that you will journey with me and fight the fear for me. Lead me to the Promised Land as you led the children of Israel.