“On the day when the LORD gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua spoke to the LORD; and he said in the sight of Israel, ‘Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and Moon, in the valley of Aijalon.’ And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stopped in midheaven, and did not hurry to set for about a whole day. There has been no day like it before or since, when the LORD heeded a human voice; for the LORD fought for Israel.” Joshua 10:12-15
Joshua prays to God in public, in the hearing of others; he commands the two lights that God created to stop. That is faith! Faith that God is listening, faith that God is truly on his side, faith to be “strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:6, 7, 9, 18, 10:25), faith that God will act and reorder the way of creation. The result? “the LORD heeded a human voice”. O God I believe, help me in my unbelief! That I would always, with faith, ask things that are impossible, not hoping they come to pass, but believing You will make them happen. That you are on my side, which you are; the question in this Lenten season is what sin in my life separates me from You that prevents my being so bold and courageous? Show me God, so I may confess and repent.