Today’s reading: Joshua 6:1-27
Yesterday I wrote about how God’s plan for the Israelite’s overtaking Jericho was unconventional. I continued to think about this story and its details throughout the day, and as my head hit the pillow last night, the fact that God’s timing was also unconventional was at the forefront of my mind.
God didn’t need seven days to topple Jericho. He could have done that in an instant. So why did God choose this seven-day battle plan? And what application did it have for my journey right now?
Here’s where I landed. As I prayed in preparation for sleep, God impressed on my heart that His timing is perfect, both for the battle of Jericho and for me right now—no shortcuts or running ahead needed. That stung a bit. You see, while I absolutely know that whatever timing God chooses is the best, I struggle with the wait. And this present shutdown of most things in our world because of the coronavirus has me restless and wanting to take action in a number of areas (and I’m guessing I’m not alone).
But if I look back at my history, every time I had that restless feeling, once I got through the wait, I could then see how this period helped me grow in areas like trust, submission, patience, and obedience. No doubt the Israelites also grew in these areas as they followed God’s plan for overtaking Jericho.
How willing are you to wait on God’s timing? Think of a time when you chose to be patient and wait on God. What was the outcome? How did you see God move and provide? Do you find it difficult to take action when God’s plan doesn’t seem to make sense to you? Tami
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