The Sun Stood Still

sunUnder the command of Joshua, the Israelites were conquering the nations of the land that God had promised to give them. Scripture records the prayer Joshua uttered to God during the battle against the Amorites and the results of that prayer:

On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: “O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.” So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.  (Joshua 10:12-13)

You might be thinking, how is it possible that the sun stood still? Well, the answer is simple: the One who made the sun also made it to stop in the middle of the sky in answer to Joshua’s prayer. With God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).

So . . . what miracle are you hoping God will send your way? Have you been praying to God for your deliverance from . . .

  • Stress in your marriage?
  • Strain in your parenting?
  • Silence in your singleness?
  • Struggles at the office?
  • Shortfall in your finances?
  • Strongholds in your thought life?
  • Sickness in your health?

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3)

Is there anything too hard for a God who can make the sun stand still in the middle of the sky? I THINK NOT! God is in the miracle business, and He delights in answering our prayers. But we must be willing to come before the throne of grace—and keep coming—trusting in God to answer our prayers in His perfect time and in His perfect way . . . which means His answer may not always look exactly like what we were asking for, but it will be for our ultimate good and God’s glory. You can be certain, it will be the BEST answer!

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN! 

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