Psalm 27 10

“Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:6-9

I have often wondered what it was like for Joshua to stand on the bank of the Jordan river, looking at the Promise Land and preparing to be the new leader of the children of Israel. No doubt, as Moses passed away, I imagine a flood of emotions came upon Joshua, as it was his time to rise up and lead. Was he scared, nervous, worried, fearful, discouraged? Yes…and that’s what makes Joshua chapter 1 so powerful, as the Lord is giving Joshua final instructions before making the journey. How wonderful it is of the Lord, knowing the condition of Joshua’s heart and emotions, to spend the bulk of the chapter just encouraging him and PROMISING him that He will be with Him wherever he goes.

So here I am, standing on the bank of my “Jordan” river…waiting to cross over and be with our precious Ayantu. I to am nervous, afraid, wondering about the “unknown” of becoming parents. However, those thoughts are but for a moment, as I have the Lord standing with me now, just as He was with Joshua that day, speaking the very same words to me….Jason, “be strong and of good courage; do not e afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you WHEREVER you go.”

How wonderful it is to know that the Lord is the same YESTERDAY, TODAY and FOREVER…and that His promises are still there for us today. Thank you for being with me Lord and loving on this child of Yours!
Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord cares for me.


Although my father and my mother have forsaken me, yet the Lord will take me up .

Bible in Basic English

When my father and my mother are turned away from me, then the Lord will be my support.

Darby Translation

For had my father and my mother forsaken me, then had Jehovah taken me up.

King James 2000

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

NET Bible

Even if my father and mother abandoned me, the Lord would take me in.


When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
Псалом Давида. 1 К тебе, Господи, взываю: твердыня моя! не будь безмолвен для меня, чтобы при безмолвии Твоем я не уподобился нисходящим в могилу. 2 Услышь голос молений моих, когда я взываю к Тебе, когда поднимаю руки мои к святому храму Твоему. 3 Не погуби меня с нечестивыми и с делающими неправду, которые с ближними своими говорят о мире, а в сердце у них зло. 4 Воздай им по делам их, по злым поступкам их; по делам рук их воздай им, отдай им заслуженное ими. 5 За то, что они невнимательны к действиям Господа и к делу рук Его, Он разрушит их и не созиждет их. 6 Благословен Господь, ибо Он услышал голос молений моих. 7 Господь – крепость моя и щит мой; на Него уповало сердце мое, и Он помог мне, и возрадовалось сердце мое; и я прославлю Его песнью моею. 8 Господь – крепость народа Своего и спасительная защита помазанника Своего. 9 Спаси народ Твой и благослови наследие Твое; паси их и возвышай их во веки!

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