“But the Lord said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors.” Joshua 6:2
We face many battles in this lifetime that seem unwinnable. It is easy to get discouraged during these times. One thing I know for sure though is that when God has called us to a task that seems impossible or unwinnable, He can be trusted to see it through.
21 years ago, God called me to lead a small, financially struggling, and enrollment deprived school called Metrolina Christian Academy. It was clear to me at the time that God was calling me to be here. It made no sense on paper as this school was in serious trouble. All these years later, I have personally witnessed the faithfulness of God.
So, when I see impossible situations today, I can go back to this time and other times in my life when I have seen God do just what He promised. Having a history with God can help you be confident knowing that the battle is already won. Not a confidence in your self but in God.
I love the praise song “Do It Again” by Elevation Worship. I especially love the portion of the song that says:
“Walking around these walls. I thought by now they’d fall by now. But you have never failed me yet.
Waiting for change to come. Knowing the battle’s won. For you have never failed me yet.
I believe this song could be about Joshua walking around the walls of Jericho. Joshua had seen God do the impossible throughout his life. He had seen the Red Sea part, manna falling from Heaven, and water pouring from a rock. Now he faced the seemingly impenetrable walls of Jericho.
Once again, he faced the idea of being obedient and being patient in his walk with God. Each day he was obedient walking around a wall that still had not fallen. We too face walls in our lives where God has given us instructions, told us to wait, or told us to trust Him. Yet, we are anxious for those walls to fall. Like Joshua, will we keep walking even though we don’t see the wall moving? Will you keep moving even though the wall in your life isn’t?
I believe that we need to change our focus. We don’t need to be focused on what hasn’t happened but instead on what has happened. If you have seen God do big things in your life before, He can do it again. We know we can trust God. We can know change is coming. We can know the battle’s won.
Never forget that obedience is our responsibility and the outcome for these situations are His!
Always remember that the struggles of this life can be overwhelming but as a child of God, we win in the end! We can win now with His peace and His plan for our lives! May you be blessed today knowing that you can be confident knowing the battle’s won!