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“It’s time to grow up and get serious about your walk with Christ.” Those are the words that parenting shouts at us. It’s no longer just about you (it never was!). Every parent takes on a heavy responsibility, and with that should come humility. Our gut churns with a farrago of emotions that range from excitement to downright fear. Every parent can relate to Joshua’s feelings in the opening chapter of this book.
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.
For years Joshua had served under Moses, the larger-than-life leader who led Israel out of slavery. Joshua was a military leader and one of the twelve spies who had gone into the promised land under cover. Moses mentored him … now Moses was gone. Knowing the emotions of Joshua’s heart, God promised his enduring presence.
God extends the same promise to every parent. The job is bigger than us but not bigger than God. He will never leave you. He will never forsake you. Enjoy his presence and stand firm in his strength.
Father, thank you for the promise of your enduring presence. If you are with us and for us, then who can ever stand against us?! We thank you in Jesus’ name. Amen.
What a wonderful verse to apply to all situations!