It is our nature to put our trust in ourselves, in someone or something. The hardest thing to do I believe as being a Christian is to totally trust God in what seems to be an unwavering circumstance. Whether we think we know it all, we don’t. Our perception of things is not the same way how He looks at it. We must trust.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.
Just before the children of Israel began to cross the Jordan river, with the Promised Land being on the other side. Joshua told the people “Sanctify yourselves, tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”
Why did God have the people sanctified before they crossed?
I believe sometimes God needs to remind us of what He has done in the past, to remind us of His Power, His Glory and His Sovereignty in order for us to have our faith encouraged. Whenever we sanctify ourselves we are saying no to the Worlds standards and saying yes to God, trusting in who He says He is, knowing that He can and will deliver us once more.
He is asking us, His children to be completely dependent upon Him. He’s not asking for a perfect trust, we are an imperfect people. But He is asking to have a heart and life that does not consciously reject or deny with unbelief.
You may be at the Jordan river, overlooking what may seem impossible. But just like the priests when they began to take that step of faith, it says the waters stopped and the children walked on dry ground.