Dec 17, 2018
There are two words that no follower of God should ever say: God can’t. And yet, whether we express those words audibly or not, we allow them to creep into our subconscience and contaminate our outlook on God. The next thing that happens is a subtle, but spreading sense of panic. We begin to play the what-if game, wondering just what terrible outcomes lie in store for us because our God is too weak to handle our problems. In Numbers 14-15, that’s exactly the scenario we will see lived out in the lives of the people of Israel. They have already decided to listen to the majority report of the spies and refuse to enter the land of promise. They begin to let their minds get away from them, as they play out all the worst-case scenarios that could happen. It is not a pretty picture. And it is not an isolated one. The truth is, we do the same thing virtually every day of our lives. We start to doubt God, and the next thing we know, we’re making a mountain out of a mole hill.