Three Times *Joshua 10:12-15, 22-26;NIV
Before Joshua began leading God’s people the Lord spoke to him saying, “Be strong and courageous. Do not become terrified. Do not become dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” God commanded this right at the beginning when Joshua began his leadership position. Joshua spoke to his subordinates and they were happy to support him as God’s leader; the commander of God’s people. They were unified in saying they would do all Joshua commanded, but added one more thing; telling him –be strong and courageous.”
Now the table has turned and Joshua is now telling the leaders of the Lord’s army  “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous…” (vs. 25)
God met the needs of Joshua. Joshua was now bold, strong, courageous, and would not give into fear, discouragement or defeat. He experienced the blessings and miracles of God and knew God would keep His promises, so he truly had nothing to fear or worry about. Now Joshua was encouraging the leaders under him to trust God completely.
When we have an issue and God helps us overcome in that area, we in turn can share our experiences with others and encourage them that they too can be successful if they put their trust in the Lord God.
Lord, thank you that we can call upon Your holy Name any time and You hear our voice. Open our eyes to see the blessings and miracles You pour out daily in our lives. “Open our eyes that we may see the wonderful things in Your Word” (Ps. 119:18) All glory and honor are Yours forever and ever. Amen.



Taking the time
To write a rhyme
Is so much fun
And I’ve written a ton
Just pick a word
That you want heard
Pick a theme
Make a rhyming scheme