Joshua 1:8-9 (AMP)
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good [a]success.
9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
This verse...it sits on my dresser mirror. It reminds me on the days that make me feel like running in the other direction. But I burned my ship.....turning around just isn't an option. He is giving Joshua a commandment to share with the Israelites. He told them what to do, and now He's telling them move. How scary is movement sometimes? Am I moving in the right direction...moving instead of being still....was I supposed to jump off that ledge??? And there are days I am dismayed. The definition reads to look around in horror. That is some pretty heavy fear. God says don't do that. Be strong. Be courageous....because He is always there. Always redirecting, instructing, hand holding telling us it's really ok, just jump. Thankful.