“Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all your armed men. Do this for six days.'” (Joshua 6:2-3)
“Are you willing to follow God’s prescription for your life day after day? Even if it feels like He has you walking in circles?” My pastor ended his sermon with those questions. I thought about that a lot. There are several areas in my life right now where I’m not seeing progression – especially physically; I feel like I am just wandering (blindly) in circles. I don’t understand or see what God is doing.
But after that sermon, I thought about all the things God had me do over the years and I realize almost all of those assignments prepared me for where I am today. I know that God has my best interests in mind. I know that His will is perfect and good (Romans 12:2). So, why is it so hard to trust Him and keep walking?
I think the biggest hurdle is that we want to see where our life is headed. We want to see the big things God will do through our lives. But God does not always show us that. Sometimes all we get is the next step. This is where trust comes in. Do we believe God controls our future? Do we believe God’s will for our lives is perfect?
I’m sure when Joshua was fighting in the battle of Jericho his men might have thought walking around the wall six times (and then seven times on day seven) was a little silly. What was God thinking? But those who believed God’s word saw Him deliver Jericho into their hands in the end. And their faith was strengthened.
Prayer: God, if I want to experience You at work in my life and see big things happen spiritually, then I have to trust You with the small steps (even if I am walking in circles). I have to trust You, God, where I am right now. Help you trust You even when my circumstances seem grim (or silly). Thank You, Lord, for using my life in a mighty way!
About the Author:
Bridget Gazlay resides in the beautiful West Michigan. She struggles with Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, IBS, arthritis and migraines. She works full time but writes and designs fabric cards as she is able. Bridget’s prayer is for readers who come across her writing or fabric cards to see that she allows, “God’s creation to be my inspiration.” You can reach Bridget at: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.pfccreations.com. Make sure to check out her new blog: www.pfccreations.com/blog .