“No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.”
The greatest leaps of faith start with a small step forward. God’s promise is always “I’m here!” Joshua was about to lead the people into the Promised Land. These were not the same people who had exited Egypt forty years earlier. They had passed away. This was now a new generation acting in faith.
The greatest hindrance of progress in faith is fear. Therefore the Lord affirmed Joshua about his future with a strong affirmation of His presence. "Joshua as I was with Moses, I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. I’m here."
The Lord has always been Immanuel, “God with us”. His character has never changed. Today, no matter what your future holds, God will never leave you nor forsake you! He will always be our Defender of Righteousness. Just as He promised Joshua, we have the same promise... “I’m here!” Reach out to embrace His presence in your life. Trust Him to be faithful in where He is leading you. Trust Him to be faithful in where He is leading us as a church family. Take that small step forward and soon you'll find yourself in the midst of a great leap of faith.