Remember When?

“At that time I gave Joshua this charge: ‘You have seen for yourself everything the Lord your God has done to these two kings. He will do the same to all the kingdoms on the west side of the Jordan. Do not be afraid of the nations there, for the Lord your God will fight for you.’  
Deuteronomy 3:21-22

Warning and a Blessing

Moses gave Joshua the charge to remember the “bigness” of God. When they were outnumbered and vulnerable God gave them victory over the two Kings and nations that threatened them. God will fight for you. That’s His promise. He is not shaken by what things look like in our eyes. Our fears and fretting is unjustified because the same God that brought us to this point will be the same God that shows up and shows off today.

Our memorial markers in life are significant reminders that we don’t need fear, but faith. Our eyes can get off of who God is because of the constant reminder of the enemy’s numbers. Yet, God doesn’t need numbers for victory. All we need is a promise. What promise has He given you and I? How about trying on this one…

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

How about in the New Testament? Try this one on for size…

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38-39.


Finally, if we fast forward this passage to the crossing of the Jordan you will remember one of the first actions Joshua commanded.

Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests who bore the ark of the covenant stood; and they are there to this day.  Joshua 4:9

Those stones would change the flow of the Jordan. That day, their courage would shift the atmosphere of that river. What was once impossible would become possible because God was with them. Those stones would become a testimony of what God did then so they would have confidence in what God was going to do in the future.

What about you? What are your memorials?

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