Like the children of Israel, if you wander around in the wilderness for just a little bit, you're bound to run smack dab into your own unbelief. It's one thing to see that sneaky sin of unbelief slithering around someone else, but it's altogether different when you find it's python-like grip around your faith like a noose.
.”..and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place.’
Yet in spite of this word you did not believe the Lord your God,
who went before you in the way to seek you out a place to pitch your tents, in fire by night and in the cloud by day, to show you by what way you should go.”
The you that Moses was referring to here were the unbelieving children of Israel who did not believe that God would bring them victory--even though He'd delivered them out of Egypt and sustained them in the wilderness.
Just as God has clearly done a work in the past for the children of Israel, He also went before them. And He's doing the same for me--and for you too! How easy it is to look at what we thought were days of ease and let the struggles of our current situation drive us to unbelief. God did it before, surely He can do it again.
I'm discovering that the greatest threat to unbelief is trusting the fact that God is good all of the time. In His goodness, He does good to and for me. For the LORD is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations. -Psalm 100:5
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