Numbers 13:33
“And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”

When the twelve spies went over into Canaan and beheld the mighty sons of Anak, they were afraid. The truth of the matter is that they were very small compared to the fighting capability and sheer size of these giants. Where they went wrong was they let this thinking get in the way of their faith. They were giants and the Israelites were just, at the time, desert dwellers forming a rag-tag army. Thy looked at themselves as grasshoppers, inadequate for the task God gave them, and the interesting thing about it is they were inadequate.

There are most likely many things about your own life where you are doing the exact same thing. You are looking at something that seems much bigger than you are and saying, “I am inadequate for this task.”  It can be something you struggle with or it could be something as natural as a taking a new job, something that is bringing you down or even something that is challenging you. Perhaps you are not capable of defeating it on your own. Perhaps you are not able to overcome it on your own. God presents these situations to us to show us how big He is.

We should not look at ourselves as the children of Israel did. We shouldn’t look at our inabilities. What we need to do is look at the reality of the situation and say, “Okay, this problem has a hold of me, maybe I’m not as strong as I thought I was.” This kind of honesty and humility brings God on the scene. When God comes on the scene, we can do all things through Him who gives us strength, even when we have none. Don’t look at yourself and say, “I am small and nobody cares about me.” Look at yourself and say, “Yes, I am small, and praise God He is so big.”

Don’t cast away your confidence, look at the situation honestly, and put your confidence in Him.

54-1212 - “He Swore By Himself”
My hopes is built there on nothing less. I come through the Blood that saved me. I come through the Blood that healed me. Anything that I have need of, while I'm in here, I call for those attributes there from Calvary, and they're mine. They're mine freely. If the Father can't give them to me, He'll let me know why. My faith still looks right at Him, saying, "Lord, I believe that You know what's best for me, so I commit myself to You. And here I am." Amen. Oh, there it is. My confidence is in Him, in Him, the God of heaven.

Read the Bible in one year:
Genesis 30-31