My two-year-old grandson, Luke, stood at the edge of the pool, wearing floaties and sweet little goggles that made him look like a frog.
He came close and backed away several times. I slipped next to him and held him close. Into the water we went.
"I got you, buddy. I got you," I whispered.
He could have fought me, but he trusted instead. An hour later he was leaping into my arms with glee.
In Joshua 1:5, the Lord assures Joshua: "No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you."
When Moses died, Joshua was an assistant, an important job, but not so visible, nor so critical as that of Commander in Chief.
Maybe Joshua wondered why God wasn’t picking someone smarter, braver, taller, more confident. . . to take Moses’ place.
God didn't shame him for having fears. Instead He assured him that He was with him.
Is God asking you to take a leap into deeper faith, or to serve beyond what you think you are capable of?
Take the leap. There are qualities inside of you that you might not see yet, but God recognizes them. As you move from the edge of uncertainty to trust, keep Joshua 1:5 close to your heart:
I got you, buddy. I got you.
"Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He's so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.” Lynn Austin, Candle in the Darkness
Most large dreams or jobs are comprised of many smaller tasks. What is one small step you can take, beginning today?
Verse to Consider:
Joshua 1:9, "This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (NLT)
Suzanne Eller is Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and author. Her newest book is The Mended Heart: God’s Healing for Your Broken Places (Regal, 2014). Content copyright © 2014 by Suzie Eller. All rights reserved. Reposted with permission.