Sometimes the world is overwhelming and fear gets the best of us. COVID 19, wildfires, hate crimes—just watching the news can be terrifying. In the Old Testament God told Joshua, “I command you; be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). He says the same to us.
Dear Lord, I confess that sometimes your command to be steadfast and strong
feels impossible for me; being unafraid seems out of my reach.
Please strengthen my worried heart, bolster my sagging courage, and deepen my feeble trust.
I know that without you bravery is impossible, but with you nothing is.
Memorize Joshua 1:9 and recite it when you feel anxious or afraid.