Today you should read: Deuteronomy 3:21-29
Do Not Fear…
“Enough is enough” is what God told Moses. Almost like a parent who looks at their child and says, “stop asking, I’ve said no, and I mean no.” Moses takes it like a champ by obeying what God says. In this recounting, Moses speaks of when God told him he wasn’t able to enter the Promised Land. A practical application for us is this: Sometimes when God says no, He means no.
Although this is great, I want to look more specifically, today, at verse 22. This is what Moses encourages Joshua with:
“Do not be afraid of the nations there, for the Lord your God will fight for you.
Our rendering of verses like these can be great and misleading at the same time. Here’s why; if we lose the reason behind this confidence, we lose the confidence. Again, if we lose the foundational reason of not having to be afraid (God is with us), then we have no reason not to be afraid.
As believers, we don’t have to be afraid because the God of the universe is with us, and He fights our battles for us. He is in control, and He always will be. He is the Author and the story finishes how He has written it. We don’t have to be scared…. not because we are strong enough, not because we have it all together, not because we are growing stronger, not because people applaud us, and not even because we have been successful in the past. We don’t have to be afraid of our battles because the Lord, our God, will fight for us. Let Him be your confidence today.
Here are a couple questions to ponder on:
What am I afraid of right now?
How can I practically trust God to fight my battle for me?
Posted by:Sam Cirrincione