Joshua 1:7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Courageous living is not difficult if we can follow the plan. Joshua had a big project ahead of him...taking a few million people across a swollen river to a land filled with giant grapes! He needed courage.