But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
The Jordan River just outside of Jericho is a site most Christians know as the place where John baptized Jesus and where God’s people entered the Promised Land. But for the Israelites of the Old Testament, the Jordan was a roadblock. Decades of irrigation have left the Jordan narrow today, but at the time of the Exodus, this was a wide, fast-flowing river that stopped the Israelites in their tracks. They were on the brink of a God-sized future, but were stuck at an obstacle.
Do you ever feel like this? Like the thing God has for you is just out of reach?
God told the Israelites that the only way past the Jordan River was for them to take a step of faith into the water. He told them that only when their feet were wet would He stop the flow of the river—and this is exactly what happened. But in order for the river to stop where they were, God had to block it upstream. This means He was working long before His followers had worked up the courage and faith to move forward.
Are you facing an obstacle today? Are you stuck on the wrong side of your own “personal Jordan”? I believe that God is already working today to get you through your roadblock so He can move you from being grounded to being grateful.
Dear Lord, we pray that we would not look at the obstacles in our life as an obstacle but that we would look at them knowing You are already working the situation out. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.