Forward by Faith | Joshua 3:13 | Devotional
Joshua 3:13 "And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the LORD-- the Lord of all the earth-- set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap."
Picture the scene. You are standing beside the Jordan River. On the other side is the land of promise. The river, now at flood stage, is impossible to cross on foot. But you are leading two million Israelites to the other side. You are told that all you have to do is put your foot in the water, start walking and the river will quit flowing. A nation depends on your faith. What will you do?
Picture the scene. You are standing beside your car, still numbed by the news that your job went away. The challenges before you seem impossible. You are told to trust God one step at a time. A family is watching, depending on your faith. What will you do?
Picture the scene. You are standing beside the grave of a loved one. The days of grief that lie before you seem impossible. You so desire God’s strength and comfort. You need to take slow steps of faith. What will you do?
Picture the scene. You are standing beside the doctor as he points out areas of concern on the x-rays. The days ahead will be some of the most challenging of your life. You are desperately trying to trust God…one painful step at a time. You know faith will be the only thing that gets you through. What will you do?
Father, I know that many reading this today can relate to the challenge of the priests in Joshua 2. Stepping out into your promises before they come true is a difficult assignment. Give us the strength to take one step of faith at a time. In Jesus name. Amen.