I have given you abundant life through My Spirit within you. Why do you look for other sources? I Am a well springing up inside you bringing living water. Never thirst again. Look to Me. I Am your source.


Exodus tells us the Hebrew slaves spent 40 years wandering around in the wilderness due to their mumbling and grumbling. They refused to put their trust in God and they paid a heavy price because of it.

In the Promised Land, you need to trust God or wander around lost and discontented just like they did. 

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

Grumbling against God is easy. The default of your sin nature is to blame someone else. It takes a right mind, and it takes faith and trust to move past the need to point a finger at God and say, “You let this happen” or “What did I do to deserve this, God?”

You know God’s character, His goodness. So, why, when the chips are down and things aren’t going your way, do you believe He is punishing you or has sent sickness or a financial blow to cripple you? You do know God’s not in the punishment business, right?

“But Pastor Troy, I’m a good Christian and I believe, but so many bad things happen to me. It seems like one thing after another so it’s hard for me to trust God when He says He’ll fight my battles. I feel like I’m on the battlefield wandering around lost and alone.”

First off, your feelings are liars. Don’t listen to them. Trust that He’ll fight your battles in every wilderness of your life. You just need to keep following Him. Once you learn the lesson that He is good and He is not the problem, He’ll point you to the Promised Land.

In the Promised Land, God doesn’t lead you. He backs you up. He’s on the battlefield. He’s waiting for you to step out in faith because He’s got your “six.” Stand on the word of God. Trust Him. He will make a way where there was no way. I take comfort in that and I trust Him. Do you?