“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
What’s the Meaning of “Be Strong and Courageous”
Have you ever had a time in your life, when you felt so afraid that you screamed inside of yourself, “I just can’t do it!” Are you there now? God knows that there will be times when you will feel afraid to move forward or do something that is totally out of your comfort zone. He knows that sometimes fear will try to paralyze you from doing that very thing that you know you should do. Yet, in spite of the apprehension, that’s when He encourages you and me by saying, “Be strong and courageous.”
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And these words are not cliché words. No, no, no. They are taken straight from the Bible my sister. Joshua 1:9 tells us, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified: do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” So if you were to break this Scripture down into bite-size pieces and meditate on each line, you will become stronger and stronger in your faith. It’s powerful!