The voice of a man
Joshua 10:12-14 At that time Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, 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 the midst of heaven 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 the voice of a man, for the Lord fought for Israel.
What would you pray for if you knew God would hear you and answer? What would you have the faith to believe Him for if you knew, with no doubt or fear, that He was on your side?
The story of Joshua praying for the sun to stand still in the sky is often centered around his bold prayer and God’s answer, but shift your focus just for a moment back on verse 8 of this story. Notice that before Joshua had the bold faith to pray for a mighty miracle, he heard from God. The Lord told Joshua that He was on his side and that Israel would win over their enemies.
With that knowledge, Joshua was able to pray with complete faith, knowing that God was with him. We too can be courageous in our prayers if we first hear from God that He is on our side. Are you living for Him? Is He on your side? Consult God’s Word and find where He wants you. When you are there, He is fighting on your side, and your voice too will be heard.