Two weeks now since the diagnosis and it seems all I do is hurry up and wait: More tests, more scans, more appointments, more doctors. I am ready to get this show on the road! Let’s start the treatment, get the surgery over with, and let me get back to my life! But even in my impatience I hear the voice of my Savior telling me to rest in Him. He has a plan. I am reminded of Jericho and God’s instructions to Joshua, “See I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.” Joshua 6:2-5

But why, God? Why have the people march for six days before bringing the wall down on day seven? Couldn’t God have knocked it down with one breath even before the marching began? Of course He could have, but God always has a plan. I may not understand it; it may not make sense to me; it may seem counter-productive, but I know I can trust it. God always has a plan.  So I will rest and wait on Him.

Did God’s people need to see the strength of the wall around Jericho up-close and personal while they marched around and around for days in order to see and appreciate the miracle God was planning for them on day seven? God always has a plan. So I will wait…

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him, Psalm 37:7


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sara Hickenbottom
    May 14, 2012 @ 23:50:18

    You are such an inspiration Erin, your faith is helping me to be a better Christian. I thank God that i got a chance to be a part of your life. I know God is bigger than this and that he has the greatest of plans for you. I just wanted to thank you for being you<3


  2. erinambrose
    May 18, 2012 @ 05:11:09

    Hi Sara,
    I was so glad to meet you this year! Thanks for taking the time to read this and for your encouraging words.


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