Was quite discouraged, prayed to God to encourage me, speak to my inner man, to lift up my soul .. went to church, greatly encouraged by God.... the message again.. is abotu TRUSTing God.... never forget Who he is and What He has done in the past. The sermon was on Deut chapter one .. God has promised to give them a good land, flowing with honey and milk, the journey should only take 11 days, but it took them 40 years. Why? because they did not obey God, they did not trust God, they were afraid, the enemies were bigger than them,,, they focus on circumstances and forgot Who God is..
#1 :God is the victorous warrior : Deut 1:30 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
#2: God the Loving Father : Duet 1:31 There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place."
#3: God, our guide: Deut 1:32 In spite of this, you did not trust in the Lord your God, 33 who went ahead of you on your journey, in fire by night and in a cloud by day, to search out places for you to camp and to show you the way you should go.
So it's not God's fault, He kept His promise, the Israelites chose to rebel, to do things their own way and they complained that God
hated them, which was a distorted view of God.
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I was reminded once again to put my perspective into place, God is much bigger tham my problems... TRUST ... i need to fix my eyes on Jesus, lay my problems at the altar, and He will take me through.. just need to trust Him.