Specifically, in verses 13-17 we see that the waters only stopped when the feet of the priests carrying the Ark of the LORD went into the water:
13 It shall come about when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are flowing down from above will stand in one heap.
14 So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people, 15 and when those who carried the ark came into the Jordan, and the feet of the priests carrying the ark were dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the days of harvest), 16 the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho. 17 And the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground, until all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan.
When it comes to a situation you are facing, are your feet already firmly in the water so that God can stop the flood? Or, are you waiting on God before you will put your full trust in Him? Try trusting in God and taking that first step. Then watch God move.
When God delivered me from twenty years of alcoholism, he told me that when I took my first step, he would “take the other ten”. This means God was waiting for me, not the other way around. I obeyed, went home, flushed the drink down the sink, and the next day I had no more urges. This was in 2009, seven years ago at the time of writing this message. I have not wanted to drink alcohol since that day.
Be encouraged, Trust in the Lord, for He is faithful. Take your first step of faith in your situation!
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