This week in my devotions I was reading about Moses and the children of Israel. They were getting ready to enter the Promised Land after wandering around for 40 years. Just before they crossed the Jordan, Moses gathered them around for "a little talkin' to"! He reminded them of how the previous generation didn't get to live in the Promised Land... just because they worried too much!! (Ouch!) He had told them:
Look, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged. Deuteronomy 1:21 (NKJV)God told them to go! He promised He would be with them! But they took one look at that beautiful place and were too afraid of the giants, and lost it all. What a sad story. Another verse later in the chapter says:
...The Lord your God... went in the way before you to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, to show you the way you should go... Deuteronomy 1:33 (NKJV)Aren't you glad that is still true for all God's children? He goes before us and shows us the way! We can trust Him!