Constant Companion

Posted: October 28, 2014 in devotionals

Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.

Joshua 1:5

It is fearful to replace someone whom we look up to. No, the word should be…terrifying. Moses was a leader who faced the might of Egypt, guided the Israelites to the promised land, met up with God and talked to Him literally, established the system of leadership for the nation of Israel and was just someone whom we would want to emulate. So when God calls Joshua to take over, it feels like having a driver take control of the company instead of the child of the owner. It is indeed having big shoes to fill. Very big shoes.

What God said to Joshua is comforting. He assured him of His presence. Just like a kid who goes to school for the first time, all fears are nonexistent when we know that our dad (or mom) is there to watch us. We can sleep soundly at night when we know that our parents are just nearby. God’s presence assures us that everything is in His hands, we can do the task given to us because He is there.

This promise comes out after a command. Joshua was instructed to go to the land of promise and fight the battles ahead. We are also given a command. We are to go and make disciples, and we have the same promise as Joshua had. “I will be with you”, and that indeed is reassuring. We can do our task not because we have the means to do so but because He is with us. He lives in us.

Isn’t that something we can hold on to? That no matter how difficult the task ahead would be, He is with us. So let’s go!


Father, we thank you that you are our constant companion. We thank you for the promise that you will never leave us nor forsake us. You did not promise wealth, honor, or riches but you promised that you will be there. May we remember you when the tough times come. May we be focused to finish our task resting that You are there. Thank you Father, in your Son’s name we pray, amen!


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