During our lives we will face many times when fear will attempt to conquer us. It’s Satan’s way of causing us to doubt God and what God wants for us. It can be a real struggle to stand up against fear because there are times when the enemy seems so much bigger than us. In (Numbers 13:1) the Lord spoke to Moses instructing him to send spies into the land of Canaan, which He was giving to the children of Israel. Moses did as the Lord said but, the men whom he sent returned saying, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” Fear gripped the men for they saw the people of the land which God had promised them as giants and told Moses and Aaron they were as small as grasshoppers in the eyes of the enemy. Yet God had already determined the land for them. Instead, the children of Israel wanted to go back to their familiar slavery they had known in Egypt. We’re sometimes like the children of Israel; afraid of the future, not trusting God. But I am here to say; take courage, we have an awesome, loving God who will take care of us in our future! We can trust Him!
The Bible goes on to tell that Moses called Joshua and said to him in sight of all Israel, “Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the Lord has promised to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear or be dismayed” (Deuteronomy 31:7, 8).