We like to know what’s coming next. We like it when everything goes according to our plans. The problem we face is that life just isn’t like that. We go through seasons where everything seems to work out how we want and it gives us the illusion that it should always be that way. But as our circumstances become more uncertain, we often become more scared and more anxious. But what’s the alternative? How can we find peace and rest when everything else in life seems so uncertain?



How do we move forward when there is no guarantee on our future?


We are going to look at the guy who was in charge of leading the Jews after Moses through their new life without Moses as their leader, their new normal.

1 After the death of Moses the Lord’s servant, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. He said, 2 “Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them.


3 I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you— 4 from the Negev wilderness in the south to the Lebanon mountains in the north, from the Euphrates River in the east to the
Mediterranean Sea in the west, including all the land of the Hittites.’ 5 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. [1:3-5]

We don’t need a guarantee of what’s next because we have a more important guarantee that God’s with us through it all.

I don’t have to know the answers to that. Because God guarantees he’s with us through it all.


But having promises from God doesn’t just take away our worries and fears.

6 “Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. [1:6]


7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. [1:7]


Faith gives us courage, even when we don’t have a guarantee.

8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. [1:8]


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.” [1:9]


Application Questions

1. What stood out to you from this message and why?

2. What is one thing God is telling you to START doing because of this message?

3. What is one thing God is telling you to STOP doing because of this message?

4. How will this message change how you act at home, work and in the your relationships?