Eyes of Faith
Numbers 13:26-28, 30, “They came back to Moses and Aaron and the whole Israelite community … There they reported to them … and showed them the fruit of the land. They gave Moses this account: ‘We went into the land to which you sent us, and 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.’”Finally, after leaving Egyptian slavery and traveling around the desert, the Israelites had arrived at the brink of the Promised Land — and they found it just as it had been described! A land flowing with milk and honey!But despite everything they had seen God do, regardless of the miracles and power He had displayed time and again, ten of the twelve who went to scout out the land failed to have faith that God would provide a way for them to take possession of it! Only Caleb and Joshua had eyes of faith, believing that God had led them there, and with His help, they would be able to overcome the powerful people and large and fortified cities!What enemy or obstacle stands before you today? When you’re faced with a challenge that makes you think, “There’s no way!” take a step back and reflect on what you’ve seen God do. Or if your faith is new, find stories of His faithfulness in the Bible, and ask other believers around you. Face the future with eyes of faith — God can and WILL bring you through!
Father, Give me the faith of Caleb, faith that trusts in You and Your power, no matter what everyone else is saying or thinking. I ask that today you would help me trust You specifically with ________. It’s more than I can handle, but I know it’s not too much for You! Amen.