“We Can Surely Do This.” – Numbers 13:30
I love positivity. I especially love God’s positivity.
There I was on a bus that should have arrived in Jerusalem already, stuck in a never-ending line of traffic that inched forward and – grrr! — stopped again. Even if we got going now at normal speed, we’d never made the appointment that would decide whether my husband and I would be allowed to stay on in Israel or not.
There was not a thing else I could do but pray. When I did…
…anxiety left me.
I was content that all would be exactly as it should be. I turned to my husband and shared the word I had received: ‘We can surely do this.’
I believed, as biblical Caleb did, that we could overcome the odds and make the Promised Land our own.
Thank you, Lord, for that reassurance.
Eventually, we reached the head of the jam, a roadblock. There had been bomb warnings, we discovered, since a massive new synagogue was being dedicated in Jerusalem’s Old City today.
At the bus station, we hailed a cab. At our destination, we jumped out and ran inside… Only to find that the bureaucrats had also been held up by anti-terrorist checkposts. They, too, were running late! In fact, we had half an hour to get our breath back, before being called in. When we were, there was none of the anticipated third degree. The giants simply handed, we grasshoppers, our papers.
Question: Isn’t it great to get words and signs from God that keep our fears at bay? Can you think of some examples in your own life of when God has given you certainty? Share your comment by clicking here.
Today’s Post is shared by: Bobbie Cole. She is from Fredericton, NB, Canada and also from London, England. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, writer and teacher of creative writing. Hers is a Ruth story: called by God in the Land of Israel, she was blessed with a strong husband of faith. Her lively website www.scrollchest.com catalogs her creative writing courses. She also looks forward to meeting you on Facebook.