In this series we are exploring the cyclical nature of God’s people. A journey of freedom, failure, and faithfulness. We’re picking up in the story at Israel’s crossing of the Jordan River into the land of Canaan found in the book of Joshua, where this cycle really begins to emerge. Called by God to be set apart from the world, even to challenge it, they face one obstacle after another that tests their hearts. While the stories in Joshua are historical, we may also use them as metaphors of our own spiritual journeys today. We too are called to be set apart from the world, to challenge it, and to inspire people to put their faith in God. But what keeps us going when being faithful gets hard?