Scripture Reading: Numbers 13–14
Key Verses: Proverbs 3:5–6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
The spies’ report was very negative and discouraging. The Israelites spent the entire night weeping and mourning. The situation seemed hopeless.
Under God’s direction, Moses had led them triumphantly out of Egypt toward their final destination—the promised land. But now they were stuck in the desert outside a land filled with menacing giants.
At a critical point in time—the moment of challenge—the Israelites took their eyes off the Lord and looked only at the obstacles. Because they forgot God’s promise and listened to false information, an entire generation wandered and died in the desert, never even getting a glimpse of the land of milk and honey.
Are you facing a challenge to your faith? Is God calling you to a task that seems unreasonable? Don’t assess the situation by your limited resources; failure to see things God’s way may cause you to miss His blessing, and others may be hurt. Disobedience is always followed by disappointment and disillusionment.
Remember what God has done for you in the past, and trust Him to deal with the impossible. You cannot be defeated when you follow God’s plan in confident faith.
Precious Father, as I face my spiritual journey today, help me view each challenge in terms of Your resources instead of my limited strength. Give me faith to deal with the impossible.