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    And the Sun Stood Still

    Posted on Mar 25, 2021 12:00:00 AM


    Joshua 10:1-12:6


    Joshua 10:8, "Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you."

    Sometimes we forget how powerful God truly is. We see problems that seem insurmountable to us, and it's easy to become disheartened.

    Joshua was in a daunting situation, facing five kings united against him, yet he did not despair. He trusted God when He promised victory, and something miraculous happened. He boldly prayed for the sun to remain in the sky until the Israelites secured victory – and God obliged! The sun stood still an entire day "till the nation avenged itself on its enemies."

    What an incredible miracle! It may even sound a little hard to believe. That's not how the laws of the universe work, we might think. But who made the universe? If anyone can reshape the order of the natural world, it's the Creator. And He did so to ensure Joshua's victory.

    We can trust in God's protection and promises; He is more than powerful enough to fulfill them. The only question is whether we're willing to pray bold prayers, cooperate, and allow God to work in amazing and miraculous ways.


    Heavenly Father, You are stronger than any obstacle I face. Remove the fear from me; I put my trust in You. In Jesus' name, Amen.

    Topics: protection, provision, miracle