“And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness…He fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know…Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years” (Deuteronomy 8:2, 3, 4).
Some estimates number the children of Israel at over 2 million people. Imagine the logistics of that number of Israelites in the wilderness for forty years! It is staggering at every angle. From the feeding to sufficient water to adequate sanitary provisions to clothing, and on and on it goes. That’s why Moses pleaded with the people and called on them to remember how the Lord had cared for them, protected them, provided for them, and took them on their journey. Likewise in this day and age when so many things seem so upside-down, stop and remember how the Lord has been leading in your life up to this point. He didn’t bring you this far to fail you now. Remember all the ways which the LORD your God has led you. That will be an encouragement of certainty in these days which appear so uncertain.
For today: I’m not asking you to live in denial. Be honest about your problems, challenges, and disappointments. But stay focused on the Lord and how He has been leading you all this time.