Oh what encouragement I have for you this month! Ok, it's Joshua & God's encouragement...I just made it a little pretty.
Though I used the NIV for our lock screen, click here for Joshua 1:9 in The Message, it's translation just bursts encouragement and hope! And to be honest, I'm needing a little encouragement right now. How about you?
So as a little background, Moses has just died and God has given Joshua a message of encouragement for His people. They're not only sad about this great loss to their nation, but they're also feeling anxious and scared and discouraged about life without their leader.
"In the same way I was with Moses, I'll be with you. I won't give up on you; I won't leave you. Strength! Courage!"
Read the rest of what Joshua said, and find encouragement in it. The Lord wasn't just with His people then...He is with us NOW! And oh how incredibly refreshing that is to my soul.
I initially designed two versions of the verse this month.
However, my friend Meredith requested the photo, rather than my watercolor version.
(And yes, these are some of the apples we picked the other day at the apple orchard.)
So you can thank her because now there are FOUR versions. Two different font options with two different backgrounds.