Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Shammua. Shaphat. Igal. Palti. Gaddiel. Gaddi. Ammiel. Sethur. Nahbi. Geuel.
Recognize those names?
How about these? Joshua. Caleb.
I’m guessing you’re fuzzy on the first group but well-acquainted with the second.
Put them all together, and you have the detachment of spies dispatched to check out Canaan.
Joshua and Caleb, the only two who trusted God to give them Canaan, are remembered. The other ten are mostly forgotten.
Don’t be too hard on the ten; they were just doing their job: they were sent to survey the land and report back. Based on their observations and insufficient resources, they were way overmatched.
But if they had relied on God, it would have been the fortifications and soldiers of Canaan that were overmatched.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Keep this sentence at the top of your mind and on the tip of your tongue.
With God in your corner, a fight you can’t win
becomes a fight you can’t lose.