Twice repeated is the phrase “Wait for the Lord” . Sandwiched between them is “Be strong and courageous!” We are certainly to be bold and strong in our faith, as long as the Lord goes before us. I think the Lord needed to remind us twice to wait on Him because we often don’t, and then bleat like sheep when we find ourselves in danger. He told Joshua to be strong and courageous to arm him for the promised land. Now He calls to us, “Be strong and of good courage” but also to wait for His timing.
So today, be strong, but wait for the Lord’s signal to move. God bless!