Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” Numbers 13:30
In times of trouble the key to victory instead of defeat is PERSPECTIVE. In her book, Streams in the Desert, Mrs. Charles Cowman quotes an anonymous writer who has the right perspective on trials and difficulties.:
Yes, they saw the giants [in Numbers 13:33], but Caleb and Joshua saw God! . . . Giants stand for great difficulties; and giants are stalking everywhere. They are in our families, in our churches, in our social life, in our own hearts; and we must overcome them or they will eat us up, as these men of old said of the giants of Canaan. . .
Now the fact is, unless we have the overcoming faith we shall be eaten up, consumed by the giants in our path. Let us have the spirit of faith that these men of faith had, and see God, and He will take care of the difficulties.
The nation of Israel did not face trouble when they were standing still or thinking of retreating. Only when they moved forward, trusting God, did they face the grimmest trials. Many times a sure SIGN that you are doing what God has called you to do is OPPOSITION. Satan and his workers have one goal in mind, and that is to keep you from being all that God has planned for you to become.
If you sense there is a spiritual battle brewing, go immediately to God in prayer. Tell Him all you are facing. Prayer is your strength, and His Word your greatest weapon.
Lord, I am facing battles today. Give me an overcoming, victorious faith.