There are two ways to cross the flooding River!
Joshua 3:13 In the Days of Joshua and Moses God dries flooded rivers.
It shall come about when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are flowing down from above will stand in one heap.
In the days of Joshua the nation waited for God to stop the waters then they crossed to attack their enemy.
1 Chronicles 12:14-15 In the Days of David, God's people swim.
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army; he who was least was equal to a hundred and the greatest to a thousand. These are the ones who crossed the Jordan in the first month when it was overflowing all its banks and they put to flight all those in the valleys, both to the east and to the west.
In the days of David, the sons of Gad waited for nothing. They threw themselves into death and crossed an army through the flood to attack their enemy.
Both groups crossed the Jordan when it was overflowing its banks. Both groups surprised the enemy and won a war by God's help. Someone in Gad may have said, "If God wants us over the Jordan, He can part the river, like He did for Joshua!" But others must have concluded, "If God wants us over the Jordan, we will not die as we attempt to cross it!"
May God give us men like Gad today! Men who by faith give up their lives to go forward for God. There are men today who are paralyzed by history. Because of fear they say, "This is how God always made his people cross rivers. He must dry the river before I will put my toe in it!" The lesson of the Red Sea and the lesson of Joshua's Jordan was not to teach God's people how God wants His people to cross rivers. The lesson was to teach Israel that God was with them to do whatever He wished them to do. The men of Gad understood that God was with them when they entered the Jordan. If He wished to part the river, that was God's choice. If He wanted them to swim, that was God's choice. If He decided they would die, that was God's choice. The men of Gad counted on the presence of God and stepped (or swam) forward for God.
For heaven's sakes! Go get your feet wet!
For me to live is Christ.