Thursday, April 26th


Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. And the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days. Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. And when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him.” - Joshua 6:1-5

Dear heavenly Father, you put Joshua and his people in an impossible situation so that you would be their only deliverer.  And, oh, how you delivered them.  Help me to remember this story when you put me in difficult places. Help me to remember that you love to be the knight in shining armor for all of your children.  Help me to pray confidently and to look to heaven expectantly for your fantastic solutions.  Give me hope and courage to be gentle and patient with everyone around me when I am facing a scary event.  Make me like Joshua because without your help I will sin the way cowards do.  Thank you for never cowering from anything I am frightened by.  AMEN

Jesus ain't afraid of nuttin!  And he lives inside of you!  Don't forget to let him lead you!


Additional Reading: Exodus 33 and 34, Psalm 46, Mark 4:35-41