I am often reminded of the fears within us. As I was reading through the book of Numbers I came across a portion of Scripture I have read, preached on and even meditated on it at times for strength and encouragement, but I had never notices 6 little words.
Can I share those with you… “for they are bread for us”
I had never seen it. Oh, my what impact it hit me with. All my fears, worries and concerns wrapped up in six little words…
In the context of this passage, the Children of Israel are revolting and this revolt will cause a 40 year march thru the wilderness all because they refused to believe, but not Joshua… Look at the word he spoke.
“If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.” Numbers 14:8&9
The context here is that when the Lord sets our heart to it if we will only trust Him, truly trust Him, all our fears, worries, and concerns are but bread for us to gain nourishment from.
There is no giant out there that can stop us but the giant within us that keeps us from serving the Lord. Our doubt’s and our inability to sometimes see that the Lord loves us for who we are. To my church family this week, don’t let the giants stop you but be bold in the Lord and in the power of His might and allow the Lord to do a great work in you as you serve Him.