Two of my favorite stories are Moses leading Israel through the Red Sea and Joshua leading Israel to the promised land. The opposition not only came from the outside but came from within.
Fear and unbelief not only was preventing Israel from entering the promised land and gaining the victory, but it led them astray for 40 years in the wilderness. Both times they looked at Pharoah and the size of his army and the walls of Jericho were huge to them. ‘ we look like grasshoppers to them’ meaning the enemy. They are giants and such a great obstacle to us!
Fear and unbelief can tend to paralyze you even in your thought life. You begin to make excuses of why you can’t do it! As I listened to somebody talk about their inward battles and struggles I was hearing excuse after excuse along with fear, doubt, and unbelief why they can’t get over their dilemma. Even God or Jesus was not helping them they said. We learn to make excuses too often because we want a quick fix.
Our problems and battles are for a reason, yet we need to focus on the author of our faith.
As we do, we begin to see that God begins to fight our battles. The enemy mocks and laughs when we believe his lies, but begins to tremble when God begins to fight our battles through Jesus Christ.
“[Looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work]”.
Hebrews 12:2 AMP
What are you facing today? How many more excuses are you going to make or blame others for the situation you’re in? The giants you face are not as big as you think?
“Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered”
“Give all your worries, concerns, and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! God is bigger than the economy and your financial needs. God is concerned about your losses and suffering even when it hurts. Resist the excuses and doubt and be like Caleb, when hecsaid. ” We are able to overcome them” meaning the giants. David conquered Goliath with a slingshot and 5 smooth stones because he had faith to believe God for the impossible, knowing God was with him.
“Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour”.
Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith.
Being confident of this very thing that He who began a good work in you, will complete it on the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6).
Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.
1 Peter 5:7-9 NLT
Have a great day my friend and let God arise in your life today!