"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Moses speaks to Israel before they cross the Jordan. Even though he is forbidden to go himself, he knows he has these last words to say to Israel. Instead of being bitter and angry and holding back because of his own situation, he finishes what God has asked him to do. He assures the Israelites that God will go before them into the promised land. He encourages them to be bold. Moses has himself come such a long way in his lifetime, from the insecure confused young man in Egypt to his final days as leader of God's chosen people. The story of Moses' life is full of examples of God bringing courage and boldness to his people.
God above, you led Moses and he led your people. Help me to see your hand in my every day, to look for and listen for your guidance, and to follow You always. Amen