Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
Moses had been told by God that he would not enter the promised land with the Israelites. The people had become accustomed to following Moses’s lead and he wanted to encourage them that it was God who would guide them into the promise. Even with a change of leadership it was God who would guide the people and not Moses. This would renew the people’s trust in the Lord rather than to put their confidence in Moses.
God is a constant friend who is near to us. He has promised time and time again in his word to never leave us nor forsake us. His promise is to shelter and protect us and to direct our footsteps. When we trust, lean and depend on him, he directs our path.
We have to learn how to rely on and trust in Jesus to help and defend us. There are some situations that we have to surrender totally to him and trust his leading. Then our steps will be ordered by the Lord: and he will delight in our ways. Psalm 37:23
We cannot allow ourselves to be distressed by the trouble that surrounds us. It does not matter what happens in the world when we know that God transcends this world. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Psalms 46:1-3
Let us continue to trust in the Lord and do not rely on your own understanding. We do not need to fear if the Lord goes before us to guide our footsteps. He will not abandon us so we have absolutely nothing to fear.