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Bread for the Journey

Joshua 1:9 ESV

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

This verse is an encouragement for us especially when we feel weak and discouraged. It is a promise to us that we are never alone. We need to be strong and filled with courage and know that God is with us at all times and through every trial we face.
When our son was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis and autism we clung to verses like this one to help us through the hard times that we faced. We still had to go through the hard times but God was with us, giving us the courage and the strength that we needed.
When discouraged, feeling weak or afraid, diligently search His Word and you will discover that He wants to give us strength and peace for the circumstances we find ourselves in.


  1. Thank you for this reminder. I think those words will be good to memorize and recite when the "voice in my head" gets fretful and anxious.

  2. I love this Betty! It took me a long time to learn that God does not remove our hardships but is at our side as we go throught them. God bless you and your family!


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