Deuteronomy 3:21-22; “And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, ‘Your eyes have seen all that the Lord your God has done to these two kings; so will the Lord do to all the kingdoms through which you pass. You must not fear them, for the Lord your God Himself fights for you.’
Moses has just given an account to all the children of Israel, of all that the Lord had brought them through since leaving Egypt. The battles that the Lord had brought them through victoriously, was merely an example for Joshua when he took over the command to lead them into the promised land. I feel that this is so necessary for us to do when we’re facing a battle that looks too big for us. Remembering what the Lord has done and remembering His promises.
My mom and dad are getting ready to return to Haiti after several months in the states. As we sat together and remembered what the Lord had done to bring them through so much, she said this is what she wanted to tell all the children and workers. Their story. How satan tried on so many occasions to take them out, get them discouraged so they would quit and return, but they did not. Now, after more than 40 years and ‘retiring’ from the daily running of the orphanage, they’re finding ways to encourage others to go after the calling of God.
What has the Lord brought you through? Have you ‘remembered’ lately? Is your focus still on the journey or is it on the one who took you THROUGH the process? Have to spoke of His goodness, His deliverance? Have you told others of His faithfulness, that through it all, you’ve leaned in and learned to trust Him more. Have you told your children and grandchildren to never give up, never quit trusting the Lord. It may look bad, but the victory is sweeter than the obstacle you’re facing.
Father, thank you for every valley, it’s there we’ve communed with You and rested beside still waters. Thank You for the mountains we’ve climbed, out of breath, weary from climbing, yet you strengthened us and we persevered. The view from the top was breathtaking and we rejoiced in your faithfulness. For every step, we praise You. For every fall, we praise You. For every wound, every scrape, every near death blow the enemy has taken, we praise You because we’re alive today to give You the glory. It’s in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen