“But I said to you, ‘Don’t be shocked or afraid of them! The Lord your God is going ahead of you. He will fight for you, just as you saw him do in Egypt’” (Deuteronomy 1:29-30, NLT).

When the scouts came back from checking out the land God gave them (after their long ordeal in the desert), they complained and got all worked up about what they encountered there. The people were giant, tall and powerful, with large cities and strong walls. Moses tried to reassure them but they were still afraid.

We often come up against giants even now—things that scare us and make us want to run and hide. But we don’t need to be shocked or afraid when we see them. God is already there. Nothing shocks him or takes him by surprise. He goes ahead of us, just as he did for the Israelites, caring for us every step of the way.