I've been trying to engage a bit with the story of Joshua.
What must it have been like after 40 years in tents to move into houses?
After all that time with manna from heaven, then you have to grow your own food?
Change, growth, moving to a new place can throw up challenges.
Sometimes we don't want the thing that we have been craving for years when we finally reach it, it means we have to leave our tents and manna behind.
I remember having a brief flicker of this in prison, thinking after only a short time, "I could get used to this" in fact I know a few longer term cons, who struggle to reintegrate into society because they have become so used to prison life and prison routines. They spent many years wanting to be free but when it comes to it, it's a big step and not as easy as it looks.
I sometimes even wonder whether people really want to deal with there problems, can you enjoy having a problem?
There is one school of thought that says when something bad happens to a child you shouldn't over do the attention, because they could become conditioned to think that the time they get the most attention is when bad things are happening in their life. Therefore they stay in the problem.
I have met adults like this, they want to live with the problem, because of the attention they get.
Anyway just thoughts