Deuteronomy 1:19-25 (NLT)
19 �Then, just as the Lord our God commanded us, we left Mount Sinai and traveled through the great and terrifying wilderness, as you yourselves remember, and headed toward the hill country of the Amorites. When we arrived at Kadesh-barnea, 20 I said to you, �You have now reached the hill country of the Amorites that the Lord our God is giving us. 21 Look! He has placed the land in front of you. Go and occupy it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you. Don�t be afraid! Don�t be discouraged!� 22 �But you all came to me and said, �First, let�s send out scouts to explore the land for us. They will advise us on the best route to take and which towns we should enter.� 23 �This seemed like a good idea to me, so I chose twelve scouts, one from each of your tribes. 24 They headed for the hill country and came to the valley of Eshcol and explored it. 25 They picked some of its fruit and brought it back to us. And they reported, �The land the Lord our God has given us is indeed a good land.�

Moses reminded the people of Israel that God had lead them to the good land He promised them. Moses was trying to encourage them telling them not to be afraid or discouraged. Yet the people wanted to explore the land and see what they were about to occupy. So they sent scouts who returned with fruit and said, �The land the Lord our God has given us is indeed a good land.�

One of Israel�s problems was they often doubted God. God kept His promises to the people, but over and over again they would rebel against God. Yet God continued to watch after them, protect when He said He would protect, and provide when He said He would provide. But here again there was doubt among the people. Much like Thomas who had to see the wounds of Jesus, the people had to see the land God was giving them. How often today do we let ourselves become discouraged because we forget the promises God has made to us? How often do we question what God is ready to provide because we doubt His ability? Pray your faith in God would be strengthened and that you would clearly see what God is doing for you. Give praise to the Lord for all the blessing He bestows upon us. Be content in the Lord, always acknowledging what He has done for you.