Re: Verse reading–Joshua 3:5-17, 4:14-24 (day three)

“As soon as…their feet touched the water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing.” Approaching a violently flooding river will not soothe your mind. And that’s the inglorious, unappealing, discomforting reality of faith. It’s easy to think of faith as enticing: Come on in, the water’s fine! Except it’s not. Certainly not at the Jordan’s banks. Not at the base of Moriah. Not at the edge of the trackless Sinai. Not at the feet of the only one who could possibly heal your daughter. Not in front of a crowd of religious leaders with rocks in their hands. No, faith isn’t comfy. That’s because faith involves going where you don’t know. Here’s what you can know, however: You can know the one who has brought you to this moment. That’s why it’s possible to go ahead.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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