In Our Own Eyes

Forty unnecessary years in the wilderness because of disobedience and eyes turned away from God. When the twelve members of the advance party returned from spying out the promised land, ten had negative reports. In Numbers 12 and 13 we read they said ‘In our own eyes we seem like grasshoppers’ against the inhabitants. Their mistake was in ‘their own eyes.’ Of course capture of the land seemed impossible but God had promised the land to them. They needed to look to their God and not the problem.

Do these sound familiar words to us today. At times we only see the difficulties ahead; we omit to look towards God, who is all-powerful and only wants the best for us. If He is almighty, as we believe, our tiny problems are not too great for Him.