Can You See Past the Giants?
Posted: 04 Aug 2009 09:00 PM PDT
Nm 13:1-2, 25-14:1, 26-29, 34-35 / Mt 15:21-28
"Their men are giants, and compared to them we look like grasshoppers!" That’s the way life can feel at times: just too much. The Israelites’ scouts had reconnoitered the Promised Land and it was wonderful, and they wanted it … badly. But their fears got in the way, and they couldn’t see past the giants. They still couldn’t bring themselves to trust that God, who had rescued them from the all-powerful pharaoh, could be enough for them as they faced a new challenge. Their hearts weren’t ready, so the journey from Egypt, which should have taken only a matter of weeks, took 40 years.
Is a fearful heart freezing you in place and stealing away your joy? That doesn’t have to happen because the Lord himself is walking with you. And he is enough for you. He IS enough.
Thanks be to God!