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“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified, because of them for the Lord goes with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you” - Deut 31:6 (NIV).

As Moses’s commission on earth drew to an end he prayed for his hand picked successor, Joshua. They had been together in many battles and it was now time to pass on the torch. Yet the small wandering Jewish tribe lost out in the desert was still very uncertain of what lay ahead. They needed a strong leader.

The prayer of Moses for Joshua is as inspiring as it was then. “The Lord God himself will cross ahead of you” (Deut 31:3). He promised Joshua, “The Lord will deliver them to you” ..(verse 5).

As we know Joshua easily picked up once Moses was gone. The Lord God enabled Joshua to cross the Jordan ( Joshua 3). He led Joshua in the battle of Jericho. “See, I have delivered Jericho to you, along with its king and fighting men”
(Joshua 5:2). And multiple battles ahead.

Joshua was successful because the Lord God went always ahead of him. And he was always mindful of that insisting to move with the ark of God. This is a good reminder for all of us that the best gift one can give any of us when moving out on any journey, is the prayer of Moses, that the Lord God goes ahead of us.

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, that you always go ahead of me!

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    Philosophers and writers have long pointed out that without hope mankind would long be gone. The philosopher Victor Frankly who survived the Holocaust where he lost his entire family found hope was the most important weapon that enabled him come out alive. He wrote, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how!”
    
Hope can sustain any of us through the darkest of times. This is what happened to Job when he lost everything he possessed. “Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face” (Job 13:15).

    King David when he was being pursued by his enemies never lost hope. “For you have been my hope, sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth” (Psalm 71:5). The Apostle Paul who faced countless perilous times during his missionary journeys including jail and shipwrecks never lost hope. Writing to the Corinthians he reminded them, “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers” (2 Cor 1:10-11).

    As believers God has given us hope that our lives are not empty and meaningless, like so many others. He has given us the hope to carry us through the lowest of moments. “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope” (Psalm 130:5).
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    Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray in the wonderful name of Jesus that the hope I have in you lifts me up and sustains me in all situations as a conquer, in whose name I pray.

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