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Today's reading: Joshua 10:1-15

God's care for us and His involvement in our lives and circumstances stood out to me from the first fifteen verses of Joshua 10. This passage caused me to think about how when life gets busy and circumstances seem overwhelming, we can lose sight of the fact that God knows and sees it all and He is right there walking with us. I could see this clearly in verses 8-14. The Israelites are certainly engaged and fighting with the Amorites, but it's God who is in charge, actively guiding, participating in and controlling the battle. In verse 8 God tells Joshua not to be afraid because He has given the Amorites into the Israelite's hands. But then we see this in verse 10: "And the LORD threw them [the Amorites] into a panic before Israel," and this in verse 11: "the LORD threw down large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died. There were more who died because of the hailstones than the sons of Israel killed with the sword." And then God answers Joshua's call for the sun to stand still. What an amazing picture of a caring, active and involved God.

How often do you recognize God's control and involvement in your life and circumstances? What did you see from this passage about following and trusting God? What about His provision and protection? Tami

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Thank God for passages like this! God is faithful and He is completely involved in our lives (whether we feel Him or not). There was a time of unemployment in our family and I had to constantly remind myself He was in control (Yes, sometimes you wonder how He's going to do it and worry, but you trust Him and shake the worries away). We did not go hungry or lack anything. He is a good provider. May we seek Him daily in the good times and in the difficult ones as well.

Good is always in control. One of the joys of life is watching His hand at work, even through the difficult times.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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