Wednesday in the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time
The land that we explored is a country that consumes its inhabitants. And all the people we saw there are huge, veritable giants... We felt like mere grasshoppers, and so we must have seemed to them. (Numbers 13:32b,33b)
Lord God, You offered a land of promise for Your people to inhabit for their abundance, but they fear it is a land that will destroy them. The scouts admit that Canaan is a land of milk and honey, but doubt that inhabiting it is worth the effort.
We can be quick to expect rejection or fear that a lack of positive results means we should not put forth effort if these efforts will be seen as futile. The scouts took forty days to survey Your promise, however, all but Caleb refused to accept its fulfillment in their reach. Help me not waste effort in opposing Your promise, Lord, but direct it toward Your guaranteed fulfillment.