As Moses continues to recount the failures of faith in the wilderness, he reminds the people where they’re going. "Hear, Israel: You are now about to cross the Jordan to go in and dispossess nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities that have walls up to the sky. The people are strong and tall — Anakites! You know about them and have heard it said: 'Who can stand up against the Anakites?'" (vs 1-2)
Nations greater and stronger? Cities with walls up to the sky? People strong and tall? Who wouldn’t look at such obstacles and cower in the corner? And, of course, that was precisely the point. God does not see things the way we do. We look at the cities and see walls that can’t be climbed over. God looks at the cities and sees walls that can be felled with trumpets and marching. The Israelites looked at Canaan and saw a land inhabited by formidable giants. God looked at Canaan and saw a land flowing with milk and honey to give to His people.
The fact of the matter is, God can do anything. Instead of looking at life’s circumstances and making decisions based on what we see, let’s slow down and take the time to ask God what He sees. Chances are, we’ll hear something we can’t imagine, because He sees things we can’t.