8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”J
These are the words that Moses spoke to Joshua right before Israel was going into the land that God had promised them. I'm thinking this was very important for them to hear as they were going to come up against some adversity and challenges when they stepped into what God had for them.
The phrase that stood out to me was, 'he will never leave you nor forsake you'.
Sometimes in life we can come up against things that are difficult or hard and think, 'If God was with me, this would be a lot easier and going better...' I know I have thought like that at times. But, I'm not so sure about that thinking. Even Jesus said, 'In this world, you will have trouble...' (John 16:33).
If we are familar with the rest of the story...God's people take the land and conquer the adversity. And we should know that Jesus continues by saying, 'but take heart, I have overcome the world'. So, it is not challenges, hardship, or adversity that determines our success or failure. It is God's faithfulness to what He has promised, planned and purposed for us! He will never leave us or forsake us!
I'm encouraged to pray and step into what God has for Trio Community Church. Would you join me in faith and believing as we listen and trust Him for what He has purposed for us! He has great things in store for His church!
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