" And if the Lord is pleased with us, he will bring us safely into that land and give it to us. It is a rich land flowing with milk and honey. Do not rebel against the Lord, and don’t be afraid of the people of the land. They are only helpless prey to us! They have no protection, but the Lord is with us! Don’t be afraid of them!” (Numbers 14:8-9)
In scripture, the Israelites fled from Egypt to the desert with the promise of a better life. They left the bondage of the Egyptians to the freedom that God was giving them. They began their journey in hope and faith that God was bringing them into a better life. Then as soon as they started facing hardships, their faith began to fade. They started to entertain thoughts of going back to Egypt where life was easier – and their hearts were hardened and they became rebellious. When things began to get rough they didn’t stand on God’s promises and hold onto the faith that the Lord was in control. They let the giants in the land fill their hearts with fear and that created rebellion against God. The Lord promises us that when we are obedient to Him, He will take care of us, He will protect us, He will take us to a place of milk and honey. Does it mean that we will no longer have any challenges in our lives? No, but it means that when those tough times do come, we are to stand in faith on the promises He gives us in His Word and know that God is with us and that he will never leave nor forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:8) Today, as I face challenges that I cannot control, I surrender it all to God, and know that He will sustain me and cover me with His blessings – for there is always an end to the rough times and I am just to weather the storm with God.
Question: Are you in the midst of a storm in your life? Are you willing to stand on God's promises for a good future by holding onto your faith?