Today’s Scripture: Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9

Do you ever feel abandoned? Do you ever feel like no one is sticking with you? Well, you are wrong, because you have not been abandoned, as seen in today’s verse.

A hungry tiger once caught a fox and was about to make a meal out of him when the fox spoke up. “Do not eat me, good tiger, for I am the most feared creature in the jungle.”

The tiger did not believe it, so the fox said that in order to prove it, he would walk through the jungle in front of the tiger, and all the animals would flee from him. Sure enough, as the fox strode down the jungle path, animals fled in terror. Of course, they were fleeing from the presence of the tiger, not the lowly fox.

If you are a believer who loves the Lord and is walking with Him, as you walk, Almighty God is right behind you. Do you have an obstacle in your life that seems insurmountable? Has this new year gotten off to a bad start? You have a God of all power and might Who is backing you up, and He is not going to hold back anything.

We need people who are strong and courageous, who are not afraid and are willing to go forward for our Lord. He has everything for us, all we need to do is trust Him and allow Him to work in our lives.

Devotional by Jim Scudder, Jr.