On Monday, I wrote about “The Little Engine That Could” – the train that made it through tough times by saying, “I think I can. I think I can.” But, there’s more to the story. In addition to those inspiring words, the train received some assistance from a little steam engine, just like it. Together, they pulled a long train of cars up and over a hill. In other words, the train found good company, and together, they made it through a tough situation.
If a train can have that kind of an effect on another train, then just imagine how Joshua must have felt when God spoke these words to him, “I am the Lord your God, and I will be there to help you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9, Contemporary English Version). Just a quick refresher – this is the same God who created the universe, from nothing, in six days. This is the same God who carved the first interstate through a river, never lost a battle, and knows the beginning and end. And He told Joshua that He’d be there to help, wherever Joshua went. Long story short, Joshua had good company!
Thankfully, Joshua doesn’t have a monopoly on this company; God is present with us now. As a matter of fact, He’s best at giving comfort during tough times: “The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles” (Psalm 34:17, New Living Translation). Remember – you have GOOD company in your crisis!