I Will Be with You
“No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them”—(Joshua 1:5,6, NASB).
What an amazing promise God gave to Joshua, “No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life.” In other words, all opposition against Joshua will be shut down. This doesn’t mean that people will not try to stand in opposition. It means they will not be successful in their futile efforts.
Why was Joshua such a successful leader? Was it his charisma, charm, or character? No, it was the hand of God on his life. God told Joshua in verse five, “I will be with you,” and “I will not fail you.” Then again in verse nine God told Joshua, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Our success is not found in our abilities; rather, in God’s hand of anointing. God called Joshua to lead the nation of Israel into an impossible situation. Left to his own abilities Joshua would have led the people to a sure demise. However, the Word of God is clear; there is nothing impossible for God. Joshua was successful only because God gave him success. Likewise, our success is only found in God’s hand on our lives.
Written by Rusty Kuhn