Have you ever felt that some days everything seems to get on top of you?
Have you felt that sometimes nothing seems to go your way?
Have you ever felt like you were just starting to get on top of the circumstances in your life and then you something else went wrong?
Well I can relate. Sometimes I seem to be working through the challenges that life throws me and then another challenge jumps up in front of me.
This morning, I was spending some quiet time alone with God, praying and reading His Word and a devotional, The Word For Today. The Lord really spoke to me through the words that Bob Gass had written in this devotional.
It was based around Joshua chapter 6 when the Children of Israel where lead by God to enter the Promised Land. Their first stop and direction from God was to march around the walls of Jericho.
I believe that this whole scenario was set up by the Lord to speak to His people that the Battle is not ours, but His! God was showing us that the Victory had already been won! The Lord already had done the work and won the battle and the Victory! All the Children of Israel needed to do was to be obedient and to follow the instructions that the Lord gave them (which they did) and they saw the Mighty Hand of God do a miracle.
God told them to march … and then when Joshua gave the command to Shout!
So in the natural how could shouting make a wall fall down? No matter how loud they shouted there was no way in the natural that the wall would just fall!
So how did it come down?
The secret lies in the fact that we serve a God and Father who loves us beyond everything that we have ever imagined or even thought of! His love for us is so great that He gave us His best by sending Jesus to die in our place, so we could be restored to relationship with Him!
So if it is true that God loves us this much then it makes total sense that He wants us to learn to rely on Him and not on ourselves to conquer the challenges that life throws at us.
Think about it. If we face challenges in life and we can struggle and work hard and overcome them, then why do we need the Lord? The answer is that no matter how hard we work and fight in our own strength we will always we struggling and fighting as more and more challenges and obstacles arise.
My prayer for you is that you will stop right now and seek the One who loves you intimately and infinitely and ask Him to show you and teach you how to learn to rely on Him and His finished work for your life and your family!
So remember that just as God showed His people thousands of years ago when they moved from the wilderness to the Promised Land, so He also is showing you. He has already won the Victory for you in every area of your life! You just need to seek His face and learn from Him how to walk each day in this Victory from a place of Resting in His finished work for You!
Wow! What an amazing Lord and Father we have!
Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a stranger and Make a Difference in the World!
Your Friend in Life and Success,