Overcome Obstacles

Joshua 6:1-5

We’ll face many types of hindrances in our life, such as a difficult boss, contrary family members, or financial trouble. But remember, nothing can touch you without God’s consent.

Consider how unlikely a victory seemed for Joshua’s army: Not only was there a great wall protecting Jericho, but God had also issued strange instructions to march around it. Yet the Lord had promised the Israelites the land, and Joshua believed Him. He wasn’t fazed by what seemed unconquerable. Instead, he acknowledged God’s power and complied.

Even before that, God had already been at work, preparing the city for destruction by instilling fear into the kings of that region (Josh. 2:8-14). It may have been an unlikely battle plan, but because Joshua obeyed, God’s people triumphed.

It’s tempting to wonder if God will help us when we face hindrances. But as was true with Joshua, God has gone before us and is preparing the way. No matter how He chooses to handle a problem, His solution is always in our best interest.

Whenever you face an obstacle, you may experience great heartache. But even in the midst of pain, you can have full confidence in God. The most important part of each day is the time you spend alone with the Lord. He’ll encourage you with His love and guidance.

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