“In spite of this, you did not trust in the Lord your God….” Deuteronomy 1:32
Maybe you’re at a pivotal point in your life, and you’re trying to figure out whether to trust God or to let doubt dictate your decisions. Are you hesitant to reach out and receive the blessings He has abundantly provided within your grasp? If you are, you may be wandering around aimlessly in circles, just like the people of Israel did for 40 years in the wilderness. Because of their failure to trust in the Lord their God, they ultimately settled for so much less than what God intended for them.
Or maybe you’re gripped by fear like the people of Israel, as they deliberately and defiantly refused to respond to God’s clear commands. In spite of all God had done to prove His trustworthiness, they resisted His clear directive to take possession of the promised land. Even though God had miraculously delivered them out from Egyptian bondage, dried the Red Sea allowing them to cross while escaping the clutches of their enemies, led them through the desert, and defeated the Amalekite armies along the way, they took their eyes off Him and focused on the “giants” before them.
And yet God assures us in 2 Peter 1:3, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” Let’s choose to trust that as we read His Word, meditate on it, and apply it to our lives, we will experience the godly life He has promised.
Father, so often we miss out on Your blessings because we fail to trust You. I pray we’d utilize Your grace to step out in faith to take hold of Your promises, and not forfeit the abundant life You offer. Amen.
Replace fear with faith. Stand on the promises of God that relate to a specific struggle you’re experiencing. Trust Him to provide everything you need to glorify Him in that situation.