"We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat."
Five kings stood against one man. But he was fearless. And he was more than hopeful. Joshua was full of unyielding faith, not supposing, not surmising, but knowing that his God would fight for him. Joshua remembered the deliverance of his God. The partings of the Red Sea and the Jordan River. The water from the rock. The manna in the wilderness. Other battles against fierce nations in which God brought prodigious victory for Israel. How could Joshua consider the possibility of defeat?
The battle raged. And the five armies fled from Israel. And time was on their side as they ran. In the midst of the conflict, Joshua cried to El Shaddai, the Almighty God. "O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon over the Valley of Aijalon." And time stopped. Israel defeated its enemies. "There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a man. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel."
And surely such a miracle calls to us today in the 21st century, for God is still Almighty, and he loves us and fights for his children. He longs to deliver us from trouble. He yearns to hear us call his name.
What battle are you facing today? What army is waring against you? What conflicts your soul? There is a God who is Almighty. He Hears. He speaks. He delivers. He watches over his word to perform it. And he watches over you.
As you call upon him, he will hear and answer. He will take you in his arms, and he will fight for you. The times and seasons of your life are in his hands. He can cause the sun in your valley to stand still and give you light to conquer the enemies you face. So, trust in him, believe in him, call on him, fully knowing that he is waiting to illuminate the dusky road you are facing. God bless you today as you seek him, or as you pray for that one who needs his mighty hand.
from Joshua 10:1 - 15, NIV