“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9 NASB.

It has been said that courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, dangers, and pain without fear. Here we are commanded by God to be strong and courageous. No doubt you have had those times where this is really tested. Perhaps you’re going through some stuff right now where you are finding it hard not to be fearful and anxious. You’re reminded again and again that God is with you wherever you go. He is your strength, He is your helper.  Psalm 118:6 ESV reminds us, “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” And John 16:33 ESV says, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”