SUP With Me: Words of Inspiration
re·as·sure/ˌrēəˈSHo͝or/verb past tense: reassured; past participle: reassured
say or do something to remove the doubts or fears of (someone).
Joshua 1:5 (KJV)
There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
After Moses’ death, the Lord spoke to Joshua, commissioning him to lead the people of Israel to the promised land. There’s no question this was a tall task but the Lord reassured Joshua that he would be with him through this task, just as He was with Moses.
Naturally, we as humans analyze situations and tasks that we may be expected to complete or accomplish. When there is another person involved who was in the position that we are taking over, we may find ourselves trying to live up to the same performance or level in which that person operated. If we feel that we are not qualified to replace this person or if we think their shoes are too big to fill, fear and doubt may try to creep in and deter us from achieving what it is the Lord wants us to. I’m sure these same thoughts or feelings may have crossed Joshua’s mind but his confidence rested in knowing that the Lord Himself spoke to him and expressed that He would never leave nor forsake Him. Just as Moses had support, help and strength from the Lord, Joshua would have the same.
Let us take on every new task or challenge, knowing that as believers in Christ Jesus, He will be there to lead, guide, strengthen and encourage us to accomplish what has been set before us.