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joshua_1_9_by_dmaabsta-d5x08cu“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 NLT)

It’s easy to have fear and discouragement sneak in when you desire to do God’s will. When you know you’re on the right path but not exactly sure where you’re going or where you will end up it can be scary. The word of the Lord to you today is “Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord is with you wherever you go.”

Don’t look back now, keep your eyes focused on the goal in front of you. Be determined, be intentional, and be sure of the oath you’re on, even if you’re not 100% certain of where it will take you. God hasn’t brought you this far to leave you now. He is commanding you, “Be strong and courageous!”

Author: Stephen Young

Stephen’s Gate is a weekly devotion that purposes to encourage people to live the victorious life God has called them to. Stephen grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. As a young boy he was very shy and never wanted to be the center of attention, however, he always had the desire to preach and minister to others. God called him into ministry in his late twenties and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Stephen previously served as an Assistant Pastor in Fort Fairfield, Maine before moving to Georgia. Stephen and Kristen have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Sydney.

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