Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.
When God’s Plan Seems Impossible
Oh, the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
When I look at some of the circumstances in our lives and the ways the Lord causes us to trust Him, these are the passages of Scripture that come to my mind.
And as I look at Joshua’s life, the testing of his faith, and the miraculous way God destroyed the enemy, I praise and thank the Lord for His great and simple ways—the ways that confound the wise. God gave Joshua a simple plan: march around Jericho once each day for six days, and on the seventh day march around seven times, blow the trumpets, shout, and the walls of the city will fall down flat (Joshua 6:1–5).
Just think that plan through! It doesn’t make sense! It’s not logical! It is impossible, even ridiculous, yet Joshua didn’t try to figure it all out. He simply trusted and obeyed.
What do you do when the Lord gives you a plan or direction that seems simple, even ridiculous, and doesn’t look like it would make any difference at all?
We are to trust the Lord and lean not on our own understanding. When we do, the walls will fall down.
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