Take A Look At Things From Up Here…

Numbers 13:27-28, 30

“…the land…it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there.”

Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”

 

Has God given you a word,

a promise,

an assurance of something to come?

Perhaps of a career change,

new relationship,

new home,

or the strength to endure a recent or approaching void.

But as you survey the possibilities, something dark looms not too far into the prospects.                                                                                                    Its long finger reaches over and pokes at your peace. "Did God really tell you that?"

Are you afraid?

Do you feel a stranglehold on what little joy you had just a moment ago, when God first communicated this prospect?

Are you convinced now that you can’t do it afterall?

Or will you take a good look at the possibilities—what God will do through you—and tell Him, “Sure, I’ll trust you, Lord.”?

Be convinced! God never takes you where He hasn’t already prepared you for. He will lift you over each obstacle and carry you through every emotion. He’ll stretch you, but He won’t let you break. He’ll bend you without so much as a fracture to your spirit. God will compensate for whatever you lack. His grace is enough.

Experience his powerful arm as he moves you into new territory—physical, emotional, spiritual, or all three.       

Does public speaking make you nervous? “Who gave man his mouth? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say” (Exodus 4:11).

    Are you facing emotional challenges? “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you” (Psalm 9:9-10).

Are you troubled? “But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless” (Psalm 10:14).

Are you facing a new position? “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect…he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle…your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great” (Psalm 18:32-35).

Are you worried or confused about something? “The LORD…counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me” (Psalm 16:7).

 

You, O LORD, are my all in all. What am I afraid of or worried about? I can do whatever you ask, because you are the One who equips and enables me. Amen.

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