I will be with you.
This is the promise that was made to Joshua. As Moses’ successor, he had a great need for this promise to lean on. We need it just as much – we are not Joshuas, we will not do what he did, but right where we are, we need the promise of God.
I will strengthen you.
The Lord is the one who strengthens, or renews. Do we need to be strengthened today? Are we weakened by worries, illness, or the attitude of those around us? The Lord says “I will strengthen you.” He does it himself; there is no need for any other help, God’s is sufficient.
Not by our efforts, but by leaning on the Lord. The Bible says of God: “He has performed mighty deeds with his arm” (Luke 1:51). God says, “Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he” (Isaiah 46:4). Every generation can depend on God and each one can say:
“There is power, power, wonder-working power in the blood of the Lamb. There is power, power, wonder-working power in the precious blood of the Lamb.”
Joshua’s God is our God as well.