“Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not”.Numbers 14:9

When Moses sent twelve spies into the land of Canaan, ten of them brought back this negative report: The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eats up the inhabitants thereof… and there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight” (Numbers 13:32-33). In other words, they were saying to Moses, “Forget about it, we can’t take the land”.

However, Caleb and Joshua had a different view of the situation and thus said: “It is a wonderful country ahead, and the Lord loves us. He will bring us safely into the land and give it to us…do not fear the people of the land, for they are but bread for us to eat!” (Numbers 14:8-9 TLB). In other words, they said: “Come on people, let’s go and eat up those guys! They saw those giants the same way God want you to see the challenges that you face: they are bread for you!

This is the kind of mentality David had when he faced Goliath. Everyone was terrified at how big Goliath was, but David thought, “This guy is so big I can’t miss”

As a child of God, the challenges you face are not suppose to discourage or destroy you; they are actually your stepping stones for promotion. No wonder James said “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations” (James 1:2). It actually should be an exciting thing when a child of God faces challenging situations, for there ought to be only one sure outcome: VICTORY.

No matter what you’re going through, don’t give up. If it’s sickness, tell it “You’re not going to destroy me; I have the life of God in me in the Name of Jesus!” Talk to that situation today, because it’s there for your victory. Remember, there wouldn’t be solutions without problems.

Further Study/Reading: Romans 8:31; Romans 8:37