I was reading in Joshua about the Israelites crossing the Jordan river. I was struck again by the fact that God asked them to cross the river while it was “overflowing it’s banks” because it was “harvest season.”
It would have been so much easier to cross the Jordan if the river was at it’s low point or something but God wanted the Israelites to cross over during harvest season so they could enjoy the fruits of the land the minute they crossed.
The truth is that the rivers are always going to rage and flood when the time is right for us to move. The obstacles are always going to get bigger and taller when the time to move is upon is. It’s okay and it’s actually a sign that there’s fruit on the other side. The rivers rage during the harvest seasons but the Lord of the harvest is bigger than the raging rivers.
Another thing I noticed is that God told the Levites to walk into the water a few steps before He did anything miraculous. Sometimes, we have to take a few steps into the raging rivers before we see God’s hand move but the bottom line is that God will make a way when we follow Him.