I have delivered Jericho into your hands.
God didn’t say, “I will deliver,” but “I have delivered.”
They had to wonder about that. Jericho was a walled city—and they were on the outside of the wall. Conquest of Jericho seemed impossible. And God’s plan seemed dubious: March around the city once a day for six days; then seven times on the seventh day; and when Joshua says shout, shout!
So they marched, and when Joshua said “Shout!” they shouted. The wall collapsed and the city was theirs. When God says it, it’s as good as done.
I do not ask that He must prove His Word is true to me / And that before I can believe He first must let me see / It is enough for me to know it’s true because He says it’s so / On His unchanging Word I’ll stand and trust till I can understand. —E.M. Winter
If you must have proof before you
believe him you don’t believe him.