This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Mark 11:23 (TLB)
Today, I am thinking about keeping God’s promises in our hearts.
Occasionally, we become discouraged by what we see in the moment and talk ourselves out of believing in the materialization of God’s promises to us. In fact, this is exactly what happened to the Israelites when they were on their way to the Promised Land.
God instructed Moses to send twelve tribal leaders to explore Canaan, otherwise known as the Promised Land. The Scripture says that after these twelve leaders explored the Promised Land for forty days, they came back to give Moses a report.
They reported that the land was magnificent and that it truly was overflowing with milk and honey.
However, the leaders were overwhelmingly frightened of the residents of the land. They thought it was an advanced, well-fortified city with giant, strong people, and in their minds, they could not believe there was any way of conquering Canaan.
Because of their fear, the leaders began to doubt God’s ability to fulfill His promise, rather than holding it in their hearts. They doubted Him and wanted to return to Egypt.
This is a striking example because God had just parted the Red Sea for them, yet they still doubted Him.
So, the next time you are trusting in God’s promises, but see something that causes doubt to creep in, cling to these words with me, “All that’s required is that you really believe and do not doubt in your heart.” Mark 11:23 (NLT)
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So today, keep God’s promises close to your heart.