Monday, February 5, 2024

Trust In His Name

 By: Joanne Viola

Sometimes when facing a challenge, I return to the familiar story of the battle of Jericho. The battle strategy, if you can call it such, was to march around the city once a day for six days. On the seventh day, they were to march around the city seven times and when the priests gave the signal, all the people were to shout as loudly as they could. You can read the story for yourself in Joshua 6.

It was God’s strategy, not Joshua’s. It probably made no sense at all to the people. They had to march in silence other than their one shout (see verse 10). No complaining that the sun was scorching, or they were thirsty, or their feet hurt, or how much further till they could stop. They marched and remained in silence until the shout.

The shout – the shout of victory. The shout was to remind all the people of God’s Presence and His might.

“God’s people had to exercise faith in Him before Jericho would fall.

Spiritual victories are impossible without the help of God’s Spirit.”

 (from the Key Word Commentary, page 205)

What battle do you find yourself facing today?

This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel saying,
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
says the Lord of hosts.

(Zechariah 4:6, NASB)

We are to be wholly dependent on God. Our God can make the mountains before us as level ground. He can open closed doors. He can make a way when there is no way.

And in the meantime, while we wait and battle, we are to be thankful:

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Do not quench the Spirit.”

(1 Thessalonians 5:16-19, NASB)

It is God’s will for us to be joyful, praying and giving thanks in all circumstances. So today, let us all give thanks. Let us lift up the Name of Jesus, and keep trusting Him.

It is to His Great Name we give thanks.
It is in His Great Name we trust.
His Great Name – Jesus.



What battle do you find yourself facing today? How do you keep on trusting Him in the midst of the challenges?


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