As a suddenly single mom, I’ve found myself up against circumstances far outside my capability. I cannot count the number of times I’ve told God that something is too hard as I’ve faced my own grief, my children’s grief, raising seven kids to adulthood, constant decisions and more.
The first year after my husband’s death, I’d been reading through the Bible and one morning arrived in Joshua. I was riveted as I read how God parted the flood-stage Jordan river so the Israelites could cross over on dry ground.
Lord, I prayed, part our Jordan and stay the flood waters until every single one of my children and I are safely on the other side of all this.
Maybe you’re facing your own Jordan right now. Chances are, at some point this year, we’ll be up against something far too hard for us. Even impossible.
The same powerful God who parted the Jordan for Israel cares just as much for you and me. And those first chapters of Joshua give us 7 precepts when our faith is tested.