JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T SEE A WAY DOESN'T MEAN GOD DOESN'T HAVE A WAY!
Stepping out in Faith
“Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water's edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing.” —Joshua 3:15-16
Joshua 3 tells yet another story of God's abounding provision for His people. Joshua leads his men with the Ark of the Covenant to cross the flooding Jordan. When their feet touch the water's edge, the water stops flowing. Can you imagine standing before a mighty river and being told you need to cross it with the most cherished possession of your people? But they trusted God. They stepped into the water. And God was faithful. He stopped the waters.
I had a Jordan experience last year. In January, we committed to taking our family of five on a church mission trip. I didn't know how we would cover the cost of the trip, but we stepped out in faith. We sent out sponsorship letters. God provided the funds to cover the trip!
By April, my husband was without a full-time job. If he hadn't had a job in January, I probably would not have signed us up. The trip was covered, but what about everything else? I felt helpless before the mighty Jordan. “Lord, it's so deep and so wide, and I don't know how to swim. How will I ever cross it?” God wanted me to step into the water to show me He is God.
By June, God sent a job for my husband. The water stopped. I could cross the river. He had made a way. I looked down to see my foot at the water's edge. Just one step of faith, and God dried the river.
The job God sent my husband was a teaching job in Newtown, Connecticut, just down the street from Sandy Hook. God knew when my husband signed the contract in June that on December 14 he would be in lockdown with his class, fearing for his life. Another river to cross—but the same God to make a way.
Have You Had a “Jordan Experience”?
Has God asked you to “step into the water” as an act of faith? Amy sent her story to us and now we’re sharing it with you. Your story could be next! Is it time to tell your story?
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