We Are Not Along (Joshua 1)


Some times when I would travel and speak in India I felt very much alone.  I was in a different culture with a language I didn’t know.  It was at these times, though, that God Himself felt more present than ever.  The same was true of Joshua.

He was totally overwhelmed with the seemingly impossible task of defeating impregnable Jericho in order to enter the Promised Land. Nothing in his military experience had prepared him for such a challenge, yet God had led them to enter the land right where Jericho stood.  So Joshua went outside the camp by himself to think and pray.  Being alone was appropriate for he felt alone with the load of his responsibility resting only on him.  No one else could share the burden; no one could really understand just how he was feeling and what he was going through.

I can identify with those feelings and I’m sure you can as well.  Even when surrounded by many people, we can feel very alone in the challenge we are facing.  You, too, face situations in your family or with friends, at work, in health or financial matters that are yours alone.  No one who isn’t in your situation can really understand, and even then each situation is different.  No 2 are totally alike.  So we feel alone.  That’s how Joshua felt.

What happened, though, was that God Himself appeared to Joshua to reassure him that he wasn’t alone (Joshua 5:13).  God had promised he would not be alone (Joshua 1:5).  He has repeated that exact same promise to us as well (Hebrews 13:5; Deuteronomy 31:6-8, I Kings 8:57).  When I share this truth with the pastors God applies it to my heart as well.  We are not alone.  I am not alone.  You are not alone.  Yet our enemy would do all he can to convince us we are alone and that God is not with us.

Remembering that we are not alone is absolutely crucial to moving ahead in faith.  If not we will become discouraged and defeated.  The truth of the matter is that we are not alone.  Never.  God is always with us. He is with us every moment.  He is with you wherever you are every moment.  We never need to feel alone.  Never!

Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek Me and you will find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.

Joshua 1:5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.

Hebrews 13:5  God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

When do you tend to feel most alone?  Memorize one of the above verses today.  Meditate n it all day.  Remember it all day long.  Share this truth with others.


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