STRUGGLE!

“Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses” (Joshua 1:3).

If you are crossing the path of struggles, read the book of Joshua with the help of the Holy Spirit. God will definitely give you deliverance and victory.

The life of the children of Israel can be divided into two parts. One is the life in the wilderness and the other is the life in Canaan. They had different struggles and problems in both these parts but anyhow they kept on advancing.

In the end, they crossed Jordan and entered into Canaan. Their nomadic life came to an end. The life in which they ate manna and drank the water of the rock without doing any job came to an end. Thereafter a life with a different struggle began for them.

By going through chapters 1 to 5 in the book of Joshua, you can understand how one could enter into Canaan. Chapters 9 to 11 explain how one could win over Canaan and chapters 12 to 20 highlight how Canaan could be inherited. So, the plan of God is that one should enter, fight and inherit.

Dear children of God, you should know how to inherit the blessings, inheritances and the Heavenly Kingdom which God has for you. Similar to how the seven nations of Canaan fought against the children of Israel, the principalities, powers and the spiritual hosts of wickedness will wage war against you. But anyway, you should not forget that you have been called to inherit Canaan.

Joshua was guiding the Israelites. God who is the Holy Spirit is there to guide you. The Scripture says, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Romans 8:14).

Similar to how the Israelites had the struggles in Canaan, you too have problems and tribulation in this world. Jesus said, “In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

So many saints have walked in the midst of tribulation, problems and struggles. But they have successfully completed the run in the path of holiness. Paul the Apostle says, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (II Timothy 4:7). Dear children of God, will you protect that faith?

To meditate: “Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day” (II Timothy 4:8).