Joshua 4.23, 24 For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over; That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it [is] mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.
This was how the parents of the nation of Israel were told to answer the question asked by their children concerning the monument of 12 stones in the midst of the Jordan River. Please note that the purpose of this miracle of God was that all the people of the earth would know that the hand of God is mighty. God’s mighty work in our lives is not meant to be for our benefit alone, but for the benefit of those who have yet to know Him as Lord. Beloved, The hand of our God is mighty. His might is not limited or diminished by our weaknesses. Think about that for a moment.
Faith is the key that taps into and receives support and help from the mighty hand of God. Matthew tells us that Jesus did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Jesus said simply, have faith in God. Is there some foreboding issue or problem that you are facing? Health? Financial? Relational? Some deep, dark addiction that has bound you for years? Today, right now, place that afresh into the mighty hand of God. It was none other than Job, (who had his share of problems), who wrote, He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened [himself] against Him, and hath prospered? It is so easy for our hearts to become hardened when we are hurting or in despair. But brother Job reminds us that to harden our heart against God is certainly not the answer. Job would remind us that our God is both wise and mighty.
Yes, the battle you are facing today may be as intense as ever, but remember beloved that God has given unto us His divine resources to combat the battle in the mind. For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. Paul’s prayer to the floundering saints in Ephesus was that they would know the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power. God’s mighty hand is working for you, and not against you, beloved. He is working that others may see in you and through you the reality of His might.
Perhaps today your Jordan River will split. Perhaps, like with Paul, Jesus will reload your soul with a fresh supply of His grace. Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that He might exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.