‘No one will be able to stand against you.’ Joshua 1:5 NIV
Standing on the threshold of the Promised Land, Joshua realised there were more than thirty kings to be conquered before he could possess it. So God told him, ‘No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life… I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.’
When you’re in God’s will the forces and resources of Heaven are behind you, and that means you’ll ultimately win. It doesn’t mean you won’t have to fight, but it means you’ll win! There’s a three-way tie for the movie that has won most Academy Awards. Ben Hur is one of these.
Charlton Heston, who played the hero in this movie, had to drive a chariot for his role. He was supposed to win the climactic chariot race, but there was a problem: he was having trouble learning to drive the chariot. He walked over to his director, William Wyler, and said, ‘Mr Wyler, I can barely stay on the chariot. I can’t win this race.’ Wyler looked at Heston and said, ‘Son, your job is to stay on the chariot; my job is to make sure you win.’
Every time you head to the office, or walk into a pressure-packed meeting, or job interview, trust God. When you make that dreaded doctor’s appointment, or confront a friend who has done you wrong, trust God.
Stay on the chariot. Don’t quit on God and don’t stop trusting in Him. Your job is to obey; His job is to make sure you win. And when you do your part, you can be sure that He will do His.
SoulFood: Job 35–37, Luke 19:20–27, Ps 38:1–12, Pro 8:22–23
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023