Monday, February 11, 2008

Giants in the Land

Our women's Bible study this semester is on the book of Deuteronomy. I found a word this morning from Amy Carmichael that I thought fit in nicely.

"The people are greater and taller than we;
The cities great and fortified up to heaven;
And besides, we have seen the sons of the Anakim [giants] there."
Deut. 1:28

Amy says, "Faith does not hide difficulties or belittle them." (Reminds me of Burroughs in Rare Jewel -- it's ok to admit that it's hard to face trials. It's ok to ask for the Lord's help and relief. It's not ok to despair and grumble.) Back to Amy: "Let us look up. What are all these things -- peoples, cities, giants -- to the Lord our God? The Lord your God who goeth before you, He shall fight for you. (Deut 1:30)"

Whatever our "giants" are: difficult relationships; parenting struggles; financial needs; unemployment; caring for an aging parent; a house that won't sell ... we must remember that "greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world."(I John 4:4)

1 comment:

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh boy did I need this. Thank Jennifer!