This morning as I was studying the Word in Deuteronomy it struck me just how little credit we give to God. Though I have read this book in the Bible many times, today it dawned on me just how much I lack faith when struggling during difficult situations. Ponder on this for a minute or two:
Deuteronomy 3:3-6 So the Lord our God also gave into our hands Og king of Bashan and all his people, and we smote him until not one was left to him. And we took all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we did not take from them, sixty cities, the whole region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these cities were fortified with high and haughty walls, gates, and bars, besides a great many unwalled villages. And we utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every city - men, women, and children.
Really think about this ... let it get down deep on the inside of you! The Israelites overcame HUGE obstacles simply because they believed God would go ahead of them and make them victorious. They came against great warriors ... against cities which were protected on all sides by big walls ... yet they overcame them. Why? Simply because God went ahead of them and prepared the way!!! WOW!
If they had kept their eyes on the circumstances of the matter and not on their God, then they would have failed miserably. Yet, we doubt each day that God can bring us out of a financial mess ... we doubt that God can carry us during our times of grief ... we doubt God can restore broken relationships or mend our marriages ... we doubt God can provide for us when we lose our jobs or find ourselves in need. Hear this ... if our God can take over big cities and make the lesser of the peoples victorious, then He can overcome any situation you may find yourself enduring. It is our lack of faith that causes us to fail.
Today be determined to keep your eyes on Him and not on your circumstances. Walk in faith no matter what others are saying. Watch your God lead you to victory!!!!
I am praying for all of you today and please do the same for me!