“Now then, just as the Lord promised, he has kept me alive for forty-five years since the time he said this to Moses, while Israel moved about in the wilderness. So here I am today, eighty-five years old! I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then” (Joshua 14:10-11).
We usually measure perseverance by days or weeks, perhaps months. But Caleb had waited for forty-five years to receive what the Lord had promised him through Moses. Throughout, he had maintained his vigour, strength and belief in the Lord’s faithfulness despite all he would have witnessed: virtually all his generation dying in the desert; the loss of Moses; the rout at Ai, and much more. May you be like Caleb in your patient faithfulness and steady hope in the Lord’s fulfilment of his promises to you, maintaining trust, steadiness and fortitude.
Yours in our Lord Jesus Christ,
The Müllers Prayer Team