Joshua 8:1

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.  Take the whole army with you and go up and attack Ai.  For I have delivered into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land.” NIV

This is a powerful reminder not to worry.  God tells Joshua to take hold of the promises that were made to Moses and to Abraham, and to recognize that God is on the side of the Israelites and that the battle, which has not yet begun, has already been won.

The Message translates the first part of this verse, “Don’t be timid and don’t so much as hesitate.”

That’s powerful, too.

I don’t want to be a timid, hesitant believer.  I want to be one who takes hold of God’s promises and walks boldly into the future that He has planned for me.

I will think about that today.

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