Alexander Graham Bell once said, “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” This may well have been the place Joshua had come to when Moses was no longer around to encourage him. He may have been depressed, bewildered, struggling with thoughts of how he was going to make it without this giant of a man who had successfully led Israel through so much adversity and hardship. Then one day God shows up on his doorstep telling him, “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them” (Joshua 1:2). The point God wanted Joshua to get a handle on was Moses wasn’t the one who had taken Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land, he was. The lesson you and I are to learn is God is in control, he is at the helm, the ultimate leader; our faith to move forward is to rest solely in Him; not a man or a woman, a preacher or a teacher. If your confidence is in humanity, your tomorrows will always be filled with uncertainty and doubt; but if in God, the future is brighter than it ever has been so, batten down the hatches, get up and get moving - full steam ahead.
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