“Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
The Lord God is with you wherever you go. I have to remind myself of this all the time. How many times do you forget that He is there with you? It is so easy to forget and instead focus on what’s going on inside or the circumstances going on around us. But in all of that the Lord reminds us that He is there. We are not alone He is with us. You may feel alone but think on God’s Word and what it says about Him. Remember that repeatedly the Bible says He is with us that we may not feel His presence but that doesn’t mean He’s not there.
We don’t need to be frightened; we don’t need to be dismayed about what is going on, because the Lord is there with us. He has everything under control. He has everything in His hands, just like the children’s song says, ‘He has the whole world in His hands.’ When everything feels out of control maybe you’re trying to take control too much. Maybe it’s time to give the Lord control where you desperately want to hold on to it. When we hold on to so much control, we become stressed, anxious, fearful, and angry. But the Lord doesn’t want that for us, He wants us to be happy to feel His joy. But we can’t do that when we’re frightened or dismayed. That is why He reminds us that He’s with us, that we don’t need to grab hold of control and force our way though. He has it, the Lord has everything in His hands. 🙂