How, Lord … can I face the unknown?
In the Word
“… do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9b
Of the Word
God grabbed Moses’ attention with a burning bush. He said, “I am sending you to Pharaoh.” For every one of Moses’ excuses, God had a reassurance. (Exodus 3)
God chose Joshua to lead Israel after Moses’ death. Time after time, He promised, “I will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1)
God commanded Jonah, “Go to Nineveh and preach repentance,” but Jonah ran the other way. After living inside a great fish for 72 hours, Jonah was ready to obey God’s call. (Jonah 1–2)
What is God’s call for you today? What unknowns do you face? Unemployment or a new job? A new baby or an empty nest? Relocation or retirement? Moses, Joshua, and Jonah faced multiple challenges just as we do today. God provided strength and courage for them; He does so today. “For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).
Walking with my Lord
O God, I, like the people of old, want to give You excuses or run away from You. Forgive me and take away my insecurities. Hold me close, and warm me with Your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.