“And the people grumbled and deplored their hardships, which was evil in the ears
of the Lord, and when the Lord heard it, His anger was kindled; and the fire of the
Lord burned among them and devoured those in the outlying parts of the camp.”
Numbers 11:1, 2
The Lord was with the Israelites and expected them to respond in faith but that’s not what happened.
Instead of trusting Him when things got really difficult they responded in unbelief and fear and that was evil
in the eyes of the Lord.
Possessing the land of Canaan was an impossible task. Giants resided there.
But no matter how impossible the task was the Lord wanted His people to trust Him. He wanted them
to be confident in His power, strength, and faithfulness.
Sadly, that never happened. The Israelites shrunk back in fear. Because unbelief and fear filled their hearts
they couldn’t possess what God promised them.
The Israelites couldn’t move ahead because they didn’t have faith. Instead, they were pushed back because
of their unbelief. And that’s what unbelief and fear will do if you entertain them. They will push you back when
you are supposed to move forward.
“Then the Amalekites came down and the Canaanites who dwelt in that hill country and smote the Israelites
and beat them back, even as far as Hormah.”
The Lord doesn’t want us to be pushed back. The enemy wants that. God wants us
to move ahead in faith. It’s faith in God that will allow us to defeat the giants standing in our way.
It’s faith in God that will enable us to tell mountains to get out of the way as we make our way to the place
God has promised.
Because God is with you,
you can move forward confidently no matter how hard the journey is, and no matter
how intimidating the enemy is. Don’t let fear and unbelief dictate your response to God.
Always respond in faith!
Bless you, friends!