Have you ever faced something that you felt you just couldn’t do? Fear is a real thing we all have to face. I find that when I’m afraid, my imagination will get me to run away faster than my feet can carry me.
The children of Israel were wandering in the desert, being comfortable in their uncomfortable surroundings, when their leaders announced that it was time to go possess the land that the spies had just reported on. Not only don’t they want to go, there is a huge revolt and they want to elect a new leader to take them back to Egypt where they were delivered from. We now hear from Joshua and Caleb who seem to have a different perspective:
Numbers 14:7-9 These two men said to all the Israelites gathered there, “The land that we saw is very good. It is a land filled with many good things. If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land. And he will give that land to us. So don’t turn against the Lord! Don’t be afraid of the people in that land. We can defeat them. They have no protection, nothing to keep them safe. But we have the Lord with us, so don’t be afraid!”
This is very interesting to me because, they minimized the problem and super-sized God. Isn’t that what we should do when we face something that we fear? There’s an old song we used to sing, “Bigger than all my questions, bigger than all my fears, God is bigger than any mountain that we can or cannot see.”
What’s your mountain? Is it debt? Disease? Loss? Perhaps it’s the unknown? God is bigger! He overcame debt and makes us prosper in all things. Stamped out disease and became our healer. He’s the restorer of lost things. He knows all, sees all, He’s with us always. Forever faithful. Magnify him today. If you lean into his sufficiency, you’ll have no need to fear. You won’t run from your problem, you’ll know that the Lord is with you, and that my friend is all you need.
Thank you Lord for always being with me. I will not fear what comes my way because I know you. Your word is alive in me and I use it to defeat my fears today. I believe that YOU are in control and there is no need for me to be afraid. I will not run and hide, I will stand, because you go before me and defeat my enemies. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen