Walking in Circles?

walking in circlesOn 99.1 Joy FM, the Christian radio station in my area, there is a segment every morning called “A Moment in the Word,” and the passage they focused on one morning was the story in Joshua 6 when the Lord commanded the Israelites to march around the walls of Jericho six days in a row, until the walls finally tumbled down after they marched seven times and blew the trumpet on the seventh day.

The radio hosts pondered what the people must have been thinking on the third day, the fifth day, the sixth day. “Why are we walking in circles? What is the point of this?”

These are the same questions we may be asking ourselves these days, too. I don’t know about you, but I often feel that I am walking in circles, not getting much done, just doing the same thing over and over and not seeing too many results.

But the story of Jericho reminds us to continue to put one foot in front of the other and to walk it out. God has a plan for you, even if you cannot see it today or tomorrow or the next. You may feel like faith is not getting you anywhere, but, in fact, it is, according to God’s timing and God’s way. We simply need to trust and get out there and walk the walk of faith and not stop. The reward will be great. The troubles of this earth will tumble down by God’s design, and he will triumph on the Last Day when the trumpet will sound and all believers will be welcomed into the city of God.

As the Bible reminds us:

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. —Galatians 6:9

So do not give up. Don’t worry if it feels like you are walking in circles. The walk of faith is worth it.

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