Summary: Problems are easier resolved in much silence rather than much noise.
Walking Around Your Problems in Silence
Joshua 6: 1-5
1 Now Jericho was straightly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. 2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.
3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. 5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.
Through my personal experience I have come to realize that many of the circumstances we are encompassed by are not resolved because we have encountered a season where we are supposed to be walking in silence and a period where we are supposed to sound off a loud sound of victory. If God calls you to do His work, He will tell you how to do it. His plans may seem foolish to you, but they always work if you obey by faith (Isa. 55:8–11).
The text clearly points out that Joshua was given instructions to 1) Compass the city 2) With men of war 3) Go round about the city once 4) For six days
5) With seven priests 6) Who shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns 7) On the seventh day the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
Seven represents completion and closure.
For seven days they walked around their problem in silence and on the seventh day their problem was in ruins, not because they shared their circumstances with everyone but because they were obedient enough to hear from their source of covering to do as God said, and that was to sound off a great shout after a period of silence.
It amuses me to see what works and what doesn’t work, it was their silence that brought forth their success; in our own lives we could emulate the principles that were specified to Joshua to give to the Children of Israel and the Priests; in doing so we would find that our problems would be much easier to resolve because there wouldn’t be anyone in the center of their dilemma just Jesus himself to make intercession on our behalf bringing our harms, troubles and tribulations to the father.
Remember one thing; our problems will never be resolved unless we learn to be discipline enough to function in seasons; knowing when, what and where to do what God is telling us to do.