When I read the story of Joshua, it all seems so easy…
Admittedly, God’s instructions to Joshua and his army are strange…
march around the walls of Jericho once a day for six days
and seven times on the seventh day
But they’re clear and easy enough to follow.
What’s more, the outcome is entirely predictable. As long as they demonstrate their faith by obeying God’s command, on the seventh day, “the city wall will collapse, and the troops will advance.” (Joshua 6:5)
When I think about life today, it all seems much more complicated.
We all have situations where we would love to see God move in power like He did at Jericho. We have each had situations where we long for breakthrough, as we constantly circle them in prayer. Maybe we’re praying for healing or salvation for a loved one, seeking God’s wisdom about a major life decision, or coming to God with a long-held dream we can’t quite give up on despite the lack of opportunity for its reality.
Unlike Joshua, we often have no idea what the outcome will be,
or how long we will wait.
“Walking around these walls,
I thought by now they’d fall…
Waiting for change to come…”
These lyrics come from a song that has become one of my favourites over the last couple of years: Do It Again by Elevation Worship. I’m glad to be sharing some thoughts on it at Gracefully Truthful today, and I’d love if you’d join me there to read some more.