Weekly Devotional | October 20, 2016

Our number one problem when facing a major difficulty is forgetting about God and His mighty power. Because of this the children of Israel had to wander in the wilderness for 40 years. Most died without ever seeing God’s promised land.

Finally the time came to enter into Canaan. They are tested with one final obstacle. That obstacle was the flooded Jordan river. Normally the Jordan river at this location was only 100 feet wide, but now the river had swelled to a mile wide, making it all but impassable. Two million people needed to cross, and they did not have a bridge or a boat.

Without supernatural help it could not be done. If you know the story, you know that God did the miracle they needed, and parted the water so that they could cross on dry ground. All the children of Israel had to do was simply follow God. If you ever expect to get past the obstacles in your life, you are going to have to follow Him. Think about it: wouldn’t it been amazing to see those priests step into that swift flowing river and see it part? Wouldn’t it have been fun to stand on dry ground in the middle of a riverbed? I love to read of this account in Joshua chapter three. It gives me hope for my seemingly impassable…

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