Have you ever felt like you knew exactly what God wants you to do but suddenly find yourself facing a huge obstacle?
This obstacle is so big you can’t even muster enough faith that God will help you overcome it.
You start to wonder whether you really did hear God speak at all, or just thought His voice up yourself.
You catch yourself trying to come up with a solution, and quietly hoping God will show up and do something quick before you give up altogether.
I find myself in that place more often than I care to admit.
In fact, I’m in that place right now.
And it’s scary.
What if God doesn’t show up and pull his weight on my behalf?
What if He leaves me hanging?
What if my prayers become nothing more than wishful thinking?
Over and over again in God’s word I find that there are 2 aspects to every difficult situation.
There’s the part that you can do.
And then there’s the part that only God can do.
Let me take you all the way back to Joshua 3. The people of Israel knew that God had guaranteed them the victory. The people of Jericho knew that God had guaranteed the people of Israel the victory.
But the people of Israel still stood at the edge of the Jordan and wondered how.
God understood their fears. He didn’t expect the people of Israel to do everything, but He did want them to do something.
Here’s what Joshua told the people on behalf of God: “When you come to the brink of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.”
The promise was already made.
Now the people of Israel had to risk everything they could.
And be still.
It was only after they took a step into the Jordan and waited that God would finally show Himself strong on their behalf.
Are you staring at your own Jordan right now, wondering where God is, and if He will ever show up?
Maybe it’s time you take that first step of faith into the Jordan and then wait.
Before you know it, the waters will part, and God’s presence will be evident on your behalf.
Don’t let the waters scare you.
Don’t let the unknown intimidate you.
We serve a God who created the waters and lives in the unknown future.
We serve a God who is more than able.
Some blogs I write for you. This one I’ve written for me. Thanks for listening and have a great weekend.
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