Facing The Impossible Again

If you remember, when the children of Israel came to the Red Sea, they faced two impossibilities. The Red Sea was uncrossable, and the Egyptian army was heading straight for them. What did the Lord do? Exodus 14:19-20 says that the Angel of the Lord caused a cloud of darkness to block the Egyptians, but gave light to the Israelites. They did not come near one another all that night.


In Joshua 3 they faced another impossibility. Verse 15 says, “…the Jordan overflows all its banks…” This time they had to lodge three days before their impossibility. I wonder what they were thinking as they waited.

I love verse 4. They were told to follow the ark. It says, “Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.” They were in uncharted territory. Right now, we have never been in the situation that we are in today as a nation. The Lord has charted our course. He knows what He is doing.


The Lord told Joshua what He was going to do. In verse 9 Joshua told the people. Verse 13 says, “And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests…shall rest in the waters…that the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off…they shall stand in a heap.” Amazing. God’s ways are so much higher than our ways!

Now think about the people in Jericho. They were watching that whole scene. Joshua 6:1 says, “Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in.” The enemy was watching them just like some of them watched God in action at the Red Sea.


Nothing is impossible for God. He can move our obstacles of mountain proportion. He can split the skies and rescue us. He can part the waters that block our way. As we each face our impossibilities, let us look to the One who can do all things. Ask Him to intervene in your situation, doing what only He can do. That is His speciality 💜

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