We often seek strength when we already have it. It is just a matter of doing it. We ask God to strengthen us; and yes, that is scriptural. But let us also realize He tells us to be strong. But how? How does asking for strength and His command to be strong fit together? How can we be courageous and not scared when things assault us daily? The answer comes in these words, “For the Lord your God will be with wherever you go,” (Joshua 1:9). When we meditate on this we find God is calling us to be strong and at the same time we find that we already are. They are not opposing words, but merging as one.