In Joshua 11, there are two phrases that show us a great example of the power of God through His people. The Northern Armies combine together and form a “vast horde.” Think of that phrase, “vast horde.” It can be understood nicely when you consider “they covered the landscape like the sand on the seashore.” Now that is VAST. I would be frightened. It had to have been overwhelming. The people were great in number. They had joined together to combat the Israelites.
As we continue reading, we read that all of these people were “completely destroyed.” The phrase was “every living thing.” There was a “vast horde” but the people that were as numerous as the sand at the shore now were gone. Something that seemed impossible was very possible through God. Something that was frightening became something praiseworthy.
Paul mentioned that we could boast in our weaknesses because Christ’s power could work best. You might be facing a “vast horde.” You might consider it to be impossible. Just remember that with God, that vast horde can be completely destroyed. Don’t look at things through your power. Look to Christ. Our God can do the impossible.
“All these kings came out to fight. Their combined armies formed a vast horde. And with all their horses and chariots, they covered the landscape like the sand on the seashore. The Israelites completely destroyed every living thing in the city, leaving no survivors. Not a single person was spared. And then Joshua burned the city.” – Joshua 11:4, 11 [NLT]