Joshua 1.9

God said, ‘I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’

Prayer

Lord, Joshua was heading into the unknown with a huge amount of responsibility yet you told him to be strong and courageous. If he could be unafraid by what lay ahead and undismayed when things went wrong or situations or people were against him then perhaps we can too. The difference is you and we know that difference through faith. Help us to have the faith that you ‘will make a way when there seems to be no way’ and so may we, too, be strong and courageous as we seek to live your way knowing that you are by our side. Amen.