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Deuteronomy 31:8

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.  NIV

This verse is part of what Moses told Joshua as the two of them were preparing for Joshua to lead the Israelites into the promised land.

Since Moses knew that he would not be accompanying the people into Canaan, he must have taken extra care to ensure that Joshua remained focused on the assurance of God’s divine power and provision for His chosen people.

I love that the promises given to Abraham’s own are extended to me through the miracle of Christ Jesus.  I am completely comforted to know that the Lord goes before me and that He will be with me, and that I don’t have be afraid or discouraged, because God will never leave me or forsake me.

The Message translates the last bit of this verse, “Don’t be intimidated.  Don’t worry.”

When I think back to the purposes of this project, which are not only to attempt to find the 365 reminders not to worry that may be included in the Bible, but also to strengthen my walk with God and to seek His peace for my life, I know that one of the key benefits of the project is that I am learning more scripture.  This is a verse that I want to commit to memory.

I want to keep this beautiful promise uppermost in my mind as I face the things that are to come.

I will focus on that today.

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