Numbers 21: Do Not Worry
It is interesting how God controls everything and knows what will happen all the time. In Numbers chapter 21, God makes a promise to Moses and the rest of the Israelites.
Num 21:33 And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he, and all his people, to the battle at Edrei.
Num 21:34 And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
Num 21:35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.
Apparently, Moses with a little bit nervous about this particular battle because God began the conversation by telling him not to worry.
Then, God told him who was really in charge. God had literally delivered the king of Bashan into the hand of Israel. He knew that this battle was over before it happened.
Of course, this shouldn’t be surprising whatsoever because we know that God is omniscient and lives outside of time, but it is good to remember that trait.
In our lives, the application is not much different. We really do not need to fear anything because we have God by our side.
Psa 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Mat 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
Mat 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Mat 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
From these two popular passages, we are reminded that God is always with us as well as the fact that we have value in His eyes. Because we have so much value, He wants to take care of us.
So, remember if you are in a situation where the enemy, whatever it really is, seems pretty intimidating, God will be with you, and He will help you persevere through the difficult time.